News From: NAFTA

by AFL-CIO | on Oct 01, 2018

AFL-CIO: Trade Deal Not Worth Celebrating

AFL-CIO Trade Policy Specialist Celeste Drake’s first take on the recently released North American Free Trade Agreement text: While there are too many details that...

by Guest Post | on Aug 30, 2018

Despite What Trump Says, NAFTA is Not Fixed

After the Trump administration announced on Monday a preliminary agreement with Mexico on reworking the NAFTA trade deal, CWA President Chris Shelton pointed out that there is much more work left...

by AFL-CIO | on Jul 16, 2018

What is a Trade War and Are We In One?

TV pundits keep repeating that we’re in a “trade war.” What does that even mean? For starters, if you want to learn more about tariffs and trade, we will hold an...

by Brian Young | on Sep 07, 2017

Canada to United States: Repeal Right to Work

This week, Mexico, Canada, and the United States sat down in Mexico City to hold talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). During the talks, labor rights took a central...

by Guest Post | on Aug 21, 2017

NAFTA 2.0

Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement began Aug. 16 in Washington, but the White House objectives, released in July, have critics griping that the “new” plan looks...

by AFL-CIO | on Jul 12, 2017

Where's the Renegotiated NAFTA?

The North American Free Trade Agreement has been a total trainwreck for Michigan, shipping off tens of thousands of good-paying jobs. Trump won Michigan in the 2016 Presidential Election with 47.50%...

by Press and Media | on Feb 13, 2017

Made in Mexico

When you buy your next car, you may think that it is made in the USA because it comes from one of the big three automakers.  You may think that since there is nothing more American than a pickup...

by AFL-CIO | on Dec 20, 2016

Unions urge changes to NAFTA

For years we’ve talked about the shortcomings of the North American Free Trade Agreement (we even released this detailed report on its 20th anniversary) and how trade deals created behind...

by Brian Young | on Jun 17, 2016

Rock Against the TPP

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one of the biggest, job killing proposals that Washington D.C. has tried to pass.  Since it is being done in secret most people have never even heard of it...

by Kate Hogan | on Jun 15, 2016

How the T.A.A. works

Global trade affects thousands of workers across the United States each year. To try and help those affected, the government has set in place a program called Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). TAA...

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