United Automobile Workers

Mar 20 2024

UAW Leaders and Rank-and-File Members to Meet with Delegation from Independent Mexican Auto Unions

DEARBORN, Mich. — Mexican labor leaders representing independent unions from the automotive and auto parts industries will meet on Thursday with UAW leaders and rank-and-file members at UAW Local 600.

WHAT: UAW Leaders and Rank-and-File Members Meeting with Delegation from Independent Mexican Auto Unions

WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: UAW Local 600, 10550 Dix Ave, Dearborn, MI 48120

The Mexican workers will meet with their U.S. counterparts in the UAW to strengthen ties as both sides seek to transform North American labor relations through increased worker power across supply chains in Mexico, the United States and Canada. 

The UAW delegation at Local 600 will be led by Region 1A Director Laura Dickerson and hosted by Local 600 President Tony Richard, First Vice President Mark DePaoli, Second Vice President Harold Byrd, Recording Secretary AJ Freer and Financial Secretary Jay Makled.

Since 2019, Mexican workers have seized a historic opportunity presented by domestic labor reforms and the worker rights guarantees of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The domestic reforms and new USMCA provisions have allowed workers in Mexico to challenge 100 years of corrupt practices in the country’s trade unions. Tens of thousands of Mexican auto industry workers have organized to form worker-led unions that have successfully bargained strong contracts with wage increases reaching up to 30% in some plants.

The event at Local 600 will begin with a greeting from Director Dickerson, feature a panel discussion and Q & A with the Mexican trade union delegation, and include time for Mexican and American autoworkers have small group interactions. Simultaneous translation will be provided during the panel discussion and Q & A.

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