U.S. labor unions are speaking up against the arrest of one of Mexico’s top labor activists. Labor attorney, Susana Prieto, was arrested during a protest early this month. AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumpka, among other U.S. labor leaders, say that Prieto’s arrest undermines Mexico’s promise to protect workers’ rights – agreed upon as a part of the USMCA. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is set to go into effect on July 1.
In Korea, one gig economy worker was ruled to be an employee under the country’s Labor Standards Action. The individual worked as a driver for one of Korea’s ride-hailing services (like Uber and Lyft). In finding that the driver was an employee, the National Labor Relations Commission of Korea cited “the degree of control and direction imposed on the driver.”