Press Release

Historic Union Victory by Mexican Workers Made Possible by Strong Labor Protections in USMCA

Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on the victory of Sindicato Nacional Independiente de Trabajadores de Industrias y Servicios “Movimiento 20/32” (SNITIS) union in the representation election at Tridonex:

We congratulate SNITIS and its members after their historic victory in the election to represent workers at the Tridonex auto parts factory in Matamoros, Mexico. The AFL-CIO filed the first petition under the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) Rapid Response Mechanism that helped make this election possible, and we will continue to support the union’s fight to negotiate a fair contract with the company. At the same time, we call on Mexican authorities to investigate disturbing allegations of bribery by the incumbent protection union in an effort to steal the election. We will continue to follow this case closely and look forward to working with SNITIS to improve the lives of workers on both sides of the border.

Contact: Carolyn Bobb 202-637-5018