Mexico Reportedly Recants On Labor Enforcement Changes
A last-minute snag with Mexico on labor inspection practices within the proposed US-Mexico-Canada Agreement won’t upend plans for the U.S. House to vote on the trade agreement this week. Mexico reportedly planned to withdraw the objection late Monday. U.S. unions and their Democratic allies in the House pushed hard for inforceability of Mexican labor reforms, despite Mexico’s rejection on sovereignty-grounds, of sending U.S. labor inspectors to Mexico. House Ways and Means Chair Richard Neal at the Democrats’ press conference last week…
Mexico’s undersecretary for North America protested the change to include inspectors and flew here for urgent talks. However, the Trump administration downplayed the objection, and House Democrats don’t intend to change the text of the legislation.
The House is expected to move ahead with a vote Thursday.