WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Trade Representative is announcing an agreement with Tridonex, a subsidiary of Cardone Industries, to address allegations filed on behalf of employees at the Tridonex facility in Matamoros, State of Tamaulipas, that workers are being denied the rights of free association and collective bargaining in connection with a union organizing campaign at the Tridonex facility. The Government of Mexico also agreed to take actions to protect workers’ rights at the facility.
Today, the U.S. Trade Representative is announcing an agreement with Mexico for a comprehensive remediation plan to address a denial of workers’ right of free association and collective bargaining that Mexico found to have occurred for workers at a General Motors facility in Silao, Mexico, in connection with a worker vote, organized by the existing union, to approve or reject the workers’ collective bargaining agreement.
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The President’s trade agenda is a key part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s effort to defeat COVID-19, help the economy recover, and build back better. President Biden will pursue a fair international trading system that promotes inclusive economic growth and reflects America’s universal values. The President knows that trade policy must respect the dignity of work and value Americans as workers and wage-earners, not only as consumers.
President Biden’s trade priorities outlined in the report are: