US-Mexico "Joint Declaration" to close the Autotrim/Customtrim case
Ministerial Consultations Joint Declaration Between the Department of Labor of the United States of America and the Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare of the United Mexican States Concerning U.S. NAO Public Communications 9901 and 2000-01 Mexican NAO Public Communication 9804
The Secretary of Labor of the United States of America, Elaine L. Chao, and the Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare of the United Mexican States, Carlos Abascal Carranza, in conformance with the provisions of the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC), decided to hold ministerial consultations on U.S. NAO public communications 9901 and 2000-01 and Mexican NAO public communication 9804. The Secretaries hereby decide to resolve the matters raised in the aforementioned public communications and, in doing so, reaffirm their commitment to effectively enforce labor laws in their respective countries, particularly those related to freedom of association and protection of the right to organize, the right to bargain collectively, minimum employment standards, prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses, compensation in cases of occupational injuries and illnesses, and protection of migrant workers, principles which are contained in their respective labor laws.
Desiring to strengthen labor relationships between our two nations and to create a new era of cooperation that results in increasing economic and labor opportunities in the 21st century; and
Confirming our commitment to work collaboratively towards our shared objective under the NAALC to improve the working conditions and living standards of all workers;
The Department of Labor of the United States of America (DOL) and the Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare of the United Mexican States (STPS) will undertake the following activities, which should contribute to a better understanding of labor laws and practices in both countries through information sharing, outreach, and exchange of best practices and technical expertise:
The Government of Canada will be invited to participate in the activities set out in this declaration.