Offshoring. Globalization. NAFTA-style trade policy.
In the last 15 years, Boeing downsized, reorganized, merged, digitalized, and outsourced. The result: Employees are disenchanted and less committed to the company.
Outside President Obama’s Feb. 18 visit to Intel, activists picketed to remind him of his pledge to halt NAFTA-style trade treaties.
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.