National President Richard Trumka To Kick Off Trade Tour in Pittsburgh

National AFL-CIO President will be holding a Town Hall on NAFTA 2.0 on June 17th, 2019 at 6PM at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers. The White House has again attempted to prematurely advance its flawed and incomplete new NAFTA agreement.

As it stands, the administration’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) still falls short of a fair deal for working people:

  1. The proposal doesn’t end the outsourcing of good-paying American jobs to Mexico and other low-wage countries.
  2. Without stronger enforcement provisions and labor reform in Mexico, workers will continue to face poverty wages and anti-union violence.
  3. Monopoly rights for Big Pharma would keep drug prices sky high, and new rules would undermine protections such as workplace safety.

Simply put, this deal will not advance through Congress without significant changes. “We are not going to be a cheap date,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told The New York Times. “Nancy Pelosi is not going to sign an agreement if it is not a good agreement.”

President Trumka will be joining union members next month for a series of town halls and round table discussions on NAFTA in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio. Working people are shaping the debate on trade policy, RSVP Here to Attend