Find a list of your saved stories here

Embattled Brazil president signs labor reform into law

Save Story

Save stories to read later

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SAO PAULO (AP) — President Michel Temer has signed into law a controversial labor reform that is a key part of his plan to revive Brazil's moribund economy and boost his own embattled leadership.

A dramatic sit-in in the Senate earlier this week threatened to sink the bill, but the body eventually passed it.

Temer has been heralding the victory this week as he fights for his political life in the face of a corruption charge. The lower house of Congress will decide if he stands trial.

Temer argues that the labor law and other measures will help bolster Brazil's economy, which recently began growing again after a prolonged recession. The legislation will allow agreements negotiated between employers and workers on a range of issues to override current labor law.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent Business stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast