Offshoring. Globalization. NAFTA-style trade policy.
It’s been 20 years since the Seattle WTO protests. The corporate trade agenda has never recovered.
When Portland Congressman Earl Blumenauer learned he’d be the new chair of a House trade subcommittee, the first call he made was to Oregon AFL-CIO president Tom Chamberlain.
A new two-nation trade deal with Mexico could take the place of the three-nation agreement known as NAFTA.
Given Trump’s habit of contradictory statements, tweeted policy announcements and reversals, and personal spats with foreign heads of state, it can be hard to keep up.
The tariffs take effect March 23.
The goods deficit with China hit a new record in 2017.
Faith group says owners of the iconic Oreo brand treat working people like a commodity.
When it comes to trade policy, an administration that has otherwise sided almost wholly with business lobbies is listening, a little, to organized labor.
Despite what Trump says, NAFTA is not a failed trade agreement. Written by and for the benefit of corporate elites, it’s a resounding success — for them.
Twenty-three years after NAFTA became law, Trump wants to renegotiate it. Round 1 of talks ended Aug. 20. To find out more, we spoke with the AFL-CIO’s top trade policy expert.