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AFL-CIO tells ITC that USMCA's labor provisions are 'weaker' than TPP's

November 20, 2018 at 11:33 AM
Celeste Drake, trade policy specialist with the AFL-CIO, told the U.S. International Trade Commission last week that the Trump administration must get more “creative” in crafting the language used to enforce labor provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Drake, who submitted pre-hearing comments on the pact's potential economic effects last month, believes that unless the labor enforcement language in the deal is beefed up, the provisions offer less than the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which labor groups vehemently opposed. “And that's really...

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