Examines the development of a labor dispute at the Han Young maquiladora in Tijuana, Mexico. The dispute began over union representation at a 120-worker company, but soon into a source of tension between the United States, Canada and Mexico, and escalated a test of the NAFTA labor side agreements. Asks students: 1) to examine how international treaties to interact with national laws, and 2) the proper role of the various parties to the dispute.

Examines the development of a labor dispute at the Han Young maquiladora in Tijuana, Mexico. The dispute began over union representation at a 120-worker company, but soon into a source of tension between the United States, Canada and Mexico, and escalated a test of the NAFTA labor side agreements. Asks students: 1) to examine how international treaties to interact with national laws, and 2) the proper role of the various parties to the dispute
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Robert E. Kennedy,
Brian P. Irwin
Source: Harvard Business School
18 pages.
Release Date: 11 December 1998. Prod #: 799 084 PDF-ENG
Han Young Labor Dispute (A) HBR case solution

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