Panasonic and USMCA : The Rapid Response Labor Mechanism A new dispute involving Panasonic and USMCA. On May 18, 2022, the United States —through the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)— requested Mexico to review whether a denial of free association and collective bargaining rights is occurring at Panasonic Automotive Systems de México […]
The U.S. government activated USMCA’s Rapid Response Labor Mechanism against Teksid due to a Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Rapid Response Labor Mechanism | Trading Room Rapid Response Labor Mechanism As a result of the AFL-CIO’s request, the U.S. government activated the Rapid Response Labor Mechanism on June 9, 2021 for alleged violations of freedom of association and collective bargaining rights committed by TRIDONEX. Following the request, the Mexican government conducted an internal investigation […]
The Rapid Response Mechanism This week, two events related to the USMCA’s Facility-Specific Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) were raised against the following companies in the auto industry: Tridonex – A Rapid Response Petition Per reports, on Monday the AFL-CIO filed, in conjunction with the Sindicato Internacional de Empleados de Servicios (SEIU), SNITIS, and Public Citizen, […]
VTZ in collaboration with experts from Torres Law, DeForest Abogados, National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc., and International Compliance Professionals Association organized the Panel Discussion (Webinar) USMCA Fast Response Mechanism, which will take place on September 9, 2020, at 1:00 PM. Expert Panel The expert panel will be composed of: Olga Torres, […]
Our seventh chapter of Doing Business in Mexico, Labor and Migration in Mexico, will provide a general overview of the relevant labor law provisions on employment, from worker rights, dismissals to unions and collective bargaining, including a brief summary regarding the USMCA, the rapid response mechanism, as well as information on migration. This Chapter includes the […]
In our Trading Room economic newsletter, we address Robert Lighthizer’s appearance before the U.S. Senate to share the 2020 Trade Policy Agenda, where he commented on possible USMCA Labor Disputes and the use of the rapid response labor mechanism as well as WTO actions; we also address the selection process for the WTO Director-General. Future Labor Disputes in […]
USMCA’s Labor and Trade Relevant Materials Welcome, thank you for attending the USMBA’s webinar on «Labor & Trade: Is Mexico Ready for the Labor Chapter?.» VTZ law firm has prepared the following parallel and supporting material so that you can review it during or after this event. USMCA Labor Chapter: Labor Dispute Flowchart and Other […]