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AFL-CIO's Trumka: Tariffs mean short-term hardship for long-term goals

August 01, 2018 at 1:22 PM
A new trade regime that benefits workers and the country overall might mean short-term economic hardship for some, said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Wednesday. “Sometimes what's good for the country may be bad for Joe or Jane in the short term but in the long term if it's good for the country it's good for everyone,” he told reporters in response to a question on farmers' concerns about retaliation for administration trade actions. “And if we get agreements that are...

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