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Fri Jun 14, 2019, 07:31 AM

AFL-CIO president will host NAFTA town hall in Pittsburgh

The president of the nation’s largest labor union announced Tuesday that he will hold a series of town halls about “union members’ struggles under NAFTA, and what working people want to see from the administration’s proposed USMCA [United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement].”

The AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka will travel to Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan over the course of three days in mid-June to speak with union members as the President Trump administration pushes Congress to ratify his replacement for the much-maligned North American Free Trade Agreement.

Trumka gave the keynote address at the Michigan chapter of the AFL-CIO’s annual nominating convention in May, where he railed against the USMCA, saying it “does nothing to address outsourcing.”

“It’s a repeat of the old NAFTA and fails to stop the hemorrhaging of good-paying American jobs to Mexico,” Trumka said. “The new NAFTA also has no effective way to enforce its rules. It literally allows a party accused of violations to stop a settlement panel. It’d be like giving an accused thief the right to shut down their own trial.”

Read more: https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/afl-cio-president-will-host-nafta-town-hall-in-pittsburgh/

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