Mexico’s Senate approved a labor law overhaul Monday night aimed at ensuring workers can freely vote for their union representation and contracts.
The new law requires secret-ballot union votes and proof of workers’ consent for contracts. The changes are needed to win approval of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which was negotiated to replace the old NAFTA accord.
U.S. and Canadian legislators, angered that Mexico has lured auto manufacturing plants with low salaries, have demanded Mexico change labor laws that encouraged wages as low as $1 or $2 per hour at some plants.
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