Mexico Auto Employers

Project Duration
November 2020
October 2024
Funding and Year

The Mexico Auto Employers project aims to bring automotive sector employers into compliance with the country’s labor law reforms while improving working conditions in the automotive supply sector. The project strives to reach this goal by raising awareness of the labor reforms, supporting employers to implement relevant provisions and proactively adopt policies for compliance, and strengthening industrial relations between employers and workers.

The Problem

In February 2017, Mexico enacted landmark constitutional reforms, which aim to transform its labor justice system into a more transparent and impartial system to better protect freedom of association and collective bargaining rights. In May 2019, the President of Mexico signed into law the necessary legislation to fully implement the 2017 constitutional reforms. Mexico’s auto sector employers, particularly small to medium-sized enterprises, face notable challenges to comply with these reforms, and often lack awareness of their new responsibilities and obligations.

Our Strategy

This project works to engage employers in the automotive supply chain, particularly small and medium-sized manufacturers, through evidence-based awareness raising and capacity building that empowers employers to proactively adopt labor practices consistent with Mexico’s labor reforms.


Pan American Development Foundation

Contact Information: (202) 693-4900 / Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA)