U.S. Department of Labor Awards DevTech Contract to Evaluate Projects Targeting Mexico’s Automotive Industry

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DevTech is tasked with undertaking performance evaluations for four Mexican-based technical assistance projects funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA). The mission of OTLA is to work to ensure that U.S. trade agreements are fair for American workers and workers around the world.

The four projects to be evaluated are:

  1. Improving Working Conditions in the Mexican Automotive Supply Chain (CALLE). This project was designed to strengthen the Government of Mexico’s protection of workers’ rights in the automotive parts sector—including in the areas of union rights and protections from discrimination and harassment—by improving the quality of inspections and government oversight of labor law enforcement.
  2. Engaging Mexico’s Auto Sector Employers in Labor Law Reform Implementation. This project aims to enhance working conditions in Mexico’s automotive supply chain by improving employers’ awareness of new labor requirements adopted by the Government Mexico and strengthening employers’ capacity to comply with these requirements.
  3. Engaging Workers and Civil Society to Strengthen Labor Law Enforcement. This project aims to improve labor law enforcement in Mexico by training civil society organizations to identify labor law violations and create, submit, and track the progress of claims associated with these violations.
  4. Labor Reform Awareness Raising Project. This project seeks to build the capacity of government stakeholders at the federal and state-level to conduct outreach and increase awareness of Mexico’s new labor reform law, while also enhancing workers’, employers’, and union leaders’ understanding of how to utilize this new law to protect labor rights and effectively address labor disputes.

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