Statement of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the arrest of Mexico’s labor lawyer Susana Prieto:
Susana Prieto is a fierce advocate whose tireless advocacy on behalf of workers in Mexico’s maquiladoras has made her a thorn in the side of powerful companies and corrupt officials. Her arrest on trumped-up charges of “inciting riots” is an outrage. The AFL-CIO calls for her immediate and unconditional release. As we approach entry into enforcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Mexico must live up to its commitments to respect fundamental workers’ rights.
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