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June 1, 1999 | By Jerome Levinson | Briefing PaperBriefing Paper CERTIFYING INTERNATIONAL WORKER RIGHTS A Practical Alternative by Jerome Levinson Free trade among countries with very different domestic practices requires either a willingness to countenance the erosion of domestic structures or the acceptance of a certain degree of harmonization (convergence).
New Priorities in Financing Latin American Development: Balancing Worker Rights, Democracy, and Financial Reform
August 19, 1994 | By Jerome Levinson | Study1994 | EPI Study New Priorities in Financing Latin American Development Balancing Worker Rights, Democracy, and Financial Reform by Jerome I.
The Labor Side Accords to the North American Free Trade Agreement: An Endorsement of Abuse of Worker Rights in Mexico
March 1, 1993 | By Jerome Levinson | Briefing PaperOn October 4, 1992 in Raleigh, North Carolina, Presidential candidate Bill Clinton succinctly stated the case for a supplemental labor agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “This agreement does nothing to reaffirm our right to insist that the Mexicans follow their own labor standards, now frequently violated–this is a very important issue–and not aggravating the wage differentials which already exist.” The speech called for the establishment of an independent commission to deal with worker rights.