Standing Up for Working People

When other countries lower their labor standards, it degrades protections for working people here at home. After the Mexican government introduced a bill to reverse recent worker protection reforms, the AFL-CIO filed a complaint with the U.S. government, arguing that the proposed legislation would:

  • Reverse the Mexican government’s promise to make labor boards fair and independent.
  • Hand management-controlled unions a monopoly over the workplace.
  • Obstruct working people’s democratic rights on the job, including fair union elections, transparency and representation.
  • Undermine working people’s freedom to come together in union by encouraging subcontracting and anti-union retaliation.
  • Cut compensation for victims of workplace accidents and injuries.

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