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Union complaint accuses Mexican factories of labor abuses, testing new trade pact

The complaint by the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and others is being brought under a novel mechanism in the North American trade deal that allows for complaints about labor violations to be brought against an individual factory and for penalties to be applied.

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