Offshoring. Globalization. NAFTA-style trade policy.
The AFL-CIO says 600 Mexican auto parts workers were fired in acts of retaliation for union activity—violating Mexico’s labor rights pledge.
The Biden Administration continues to name union figures to top government positions. The latest two appointments will oversee trade policy.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Katherine Tai’s appointment is a stark departure from the failed NAFTA-style trade policy.
It’s the first major change to NAFTA since the three-nation trade agreement first took effect 25 years ago.
For the first time in a generation, NAFTA is getting a re-write, and even America’s premier trade union federation has endorsed the final draft.
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.