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USMCA: definitive version of the United States–Mexico–Canada Free Trade Agreement implements a new resolution mechanism for trade union freedom disputes
Planet Labor, 12 December 2019, n°11544 -

Following weeks of bitter negotiations between Mexico and the United States, negotiators have finally succeeded in releasing the paralysis surrounding ratification of the future USMCA free trade agreement (c.f. article No. 11009). The US democrats, who are tightly linked to the powerful US trade union confederations had in fact been extremely skeptical about Mexico’s progress towards freedom of association and labor market democratization. On 10 December the three North American nations signed an addendum to the NAFTA agreement replacement that proposes recourse to an expert panel for litigation resolution.

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