AFL-CIO will oppose USMCA if Mexico doesn’t change its laws

“This must happen before Congress takes up any new NAFTA deal” reports The AFL-CIO also criticized the deal for preserving patent protections for drugmakers and lacking an effective monitoring system for its rules.The AFL-CIO said Thursday that it would oppose congressional passage of President Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade if Mexico doesn’t first change its labor laws to conform to the deal. “[T]he current draft of the new NAFTA recognizes [that] Mexico must enact and fully and effectively implement reforms to its labor law …

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