The Labor Movement is Pushing Back on the New Trade Deal For the U.S, Mexico, and Canada

Don Gonyea reports:

President Trump is pushing hard to pass a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada through Congress. Some labor leaders are fighting hard against it because they see it as too similar to NAFTA.

With Democrats in the majority in the U.S. House, labor finds itself with increased clout when it comes to the proposed U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade agreement. To that end, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has been on the road this week in Pennsylvania and Ohio and Michigan, holding town halls with union members. Last night, in a union hall just south of Detroit, he looked back to the 2016 campaign and the way candidate Trump spoke to working-class voters.

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