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Update on NAFTA Negotiations

This week marked the fourth round of negotiations in the revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Even though worker productivity and corporate profits have increased, wages for working people have remained stagnant. Pennsylvania alone has lost 330,000 manufacturing jobs since NAFTA went into effect in 1994.  Read More

NAFTA Renegotiation Focus of Reading-Berks Town Hall

The Reading-Berks Central Labor Council and members of the United Steelworkers District 10 Rapid Response team hosted a town hall on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Following the September CLC meeting members of the public and delegates of the council stayed to hear an informative panel discussion on the impact NAFTA has had on Pennsylvania’s manufacturing jobs as well as on standards for production and the environment. Read More