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NAFTA’s Labor Side Agreement: Fading Into Oblivion? An Assessment of Workplace Health and Safety Cases

March 31, 2004

UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education - Linda Delp, Marisol Arriagua, Guadalupe Palma, Haydee Urita and Abel Valenzuela, March 2004.

This study uses seven health and safety complaints to evaluate the effectiveness of the NAALC and finds that the agreement does little to support labor rights. The authors make recommendations for future agreements and note some positive side-effects such as increased solidarity and cross-boarder organizing.

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