Offshoring. Globalization. NAFTA-style trade policy.
A Korean unionist tells protesters the deal also weaken labor’s hand in South Korea.
There was a moment during the 2008 presidential campaign when an American union worker could believe Barack Obama would chart a new course on trade policy. Those hopes have faded.
President Obama is asking Congress to approve the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement — the biggest NAFTA-style trade treaty since NAFTA.