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NAFTA and the NAALC: Twenty Years of North American Trade - Labour Linkage

NAFTA and the NAALC: Twenty Years of North American Trade - Labour Linkage

By Lance Compa, Tequila Brooks


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The 20th anniversary edition of the NAFTA and NAALC monograph in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Labour Law and Industrial Relations provides an up-to-date retrospective on all of the citizen petitions filed under the NAFTA labour side agreement since 1994. The monograph includes early petitions filed about trade union rights at the Honeywell and Echlin plants in Mexico, the McDonald's case in Canada and the Washington Apple and DeCoster Egg cases in the United States as well as more recent petitions filed about migrant worker rights under the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in the US.

In addition to being the most complete compilation of NAALC cases in existence today, NAFTA and the NAALC Twenty Years of North American Trade-Labour Linkage outlines the internal mechanics leading to the filing of a 2000 NAALC petition with the Government of Mexico about unequal treatment of migrant workers in the US, and describes changes in the treatment of petitions by US, Mexican and Canadian authorities over the last 20 years. It also contains a chapter that compares the NAALC to the OECD Guidelines for Multi-National Enterprises and highlights recent North American cases filed under the OECD Guidelines including the relatively lesser known 2004 Yucatan Markey Tex-Coco Tex petition which was dual filed under both mechanisms.

Finally, the 20th edition introduces a new chapter that compares labour provisions in US and Canadian free trade agreements negotiated since 2000 and discusses recent labour petitions filed under the US-Central America- Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) and US free trade agreements with Bahrain and Peru

Resources Table of Contents
Publish Date 02/17/2015
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041160102
SKU 10058189-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors

List of Abbreviations

The NAFTA/NAALC from 2009 to 2013 – the First Half of the Obama Era and the NAALC at 20

Chapter 1. Background

Chapter 2. Norms, Institutions, and Operations of the NAALC

Chapter 3. NAALC Submissions and Cases

Chapter 4. The NAALC and ILO Standards

Chapter 5. Evaluating the NAALC

Chapter 6. Continuing Controversy over NAFTA and the NAALC

Chapter 7. The NAALC and International Labor Solidarity

Chapter 8. The OECD Guidelines: An Alternative to the NAALC and the Labor Provisions of Free Trade Agreements

Chapter 9. Labor Provisions of Post-NAFTA Free Trade Agreements in North America

Selected Publications

Selected Websites