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Lawmakers, labor advocates call on Trump to prioritize enforcement in new year

December 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Lawmakers and labor advocates are urging the Trump administration to learn from the U.S. loss in a labor dispute against Guatemala and reform the dispute settlement process in free trade agreements, holding governments more accountable by attaching enforcement mechanisms and including tighter language in labor chapters. In June, the U.S. lost a nine-year labor dispute brought against Guatemala under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement because the U.S. could not prove that Guatemala’s failure to enforce its labor laws...

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