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.