US Department of Labor announces $10M funding opportunity to improve labor law compliance in Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Baja California
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of up to $10 million in grant funding to advance labor compliance in the Mexican states of Nuevo Leon, Sonora and Baja California, consistent with the obligations of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
Administered by the department’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs, the funding opportunity aims to improve compliance with labor laws in Mexico to help drive economic prosperity, support fairer and more balanced trade and promote better working conditions for Mexican workers, under the provisions of the USMCA.
Funding for the project will enhance labor inspector engagement with supply chain actors regarding legal requirements in target states and USMCA priority sectors, such as sectors that manufacture goods, supply services or involve mining. This funding opportunity also aims to improve inspections and strengthen inspectors’ enforcement of labor laws in the USMCA priority sectors within the target states.