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Labor Standards for Mexican Workers: The Failures of the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation
Although there is much public discourse in the United States on the subject of NAFTA’s economic ramifications, few people discuss the NAALC, which is also important. In the following sections of my paper, I aim to show that the side agreement to NAFTA, known as the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAACL), does not give adequate protection to laborers in Mexico. To demonstrate this I will: provide background information on NAFTA and the NAALC, demonstrate the faults in the NAALC, analyze two cases that went through the remedy process laid out in the NAALC, and finally provide recommendations on how this piece of legislation can be improved.