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GM Workers at Mexico Truck Plant To Hold Landmark Union Vote

  • Eligible workers can choose among four unions on Feb 1-2
  • Plant voted out old union in Aug. after US filed USMCA dispute
A view of the main entrance to the General Motors assembly plant in the city of Silao, Mexico.
A view of the main entrance to the General Motors assembly plant in the city of Silao, Mexico.Photographer: Mario Armas/AP Photo

Workers at a giant General Motors Co. truck plant in Mexico will choose their union in a key vote that will signal whether North American free trade rules are improving labor rights in the country.

All workers eligible to be unionized at the plant are being called to vote on Feb. 1 and 2 among four unions for whichever they prefer to represent them in the negotiations regarding a new collective contract.