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AFL-CIO opposes USMCA in current form, urges Congress not to vote 'prematurely'

March 14, 2019 at 5:15 PM
The largest U.S. labor federation is calling for significant changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and warning that if the deal is voted on “prematurely,” it will mobilize opposition forces as it did for prior free trade agreements. The AFL-CIO said in a March 14 statement that it wants multiple changes but is focused primarily on the enactment of effective Mexican labor reform, which it says will require “the upfront guarantee of sufficient resources for enforcement.” A judicial branch budget outline...

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