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Ex-Teamsters lobbyist: Democrats, labor must own trade as a progressive issue

June 15, 2022 at 9:19 PM
The labor movement in recent years has secured a string of victories in its attempts to reform U.S. trade policy but risks slowing that momentum, according to a former trade lobbyist for the Teamsters who wants the Democratic Party to embrace a “populist progressive” vision on trade that connects with voters ahead of the midterm elections. “If we can make the conversation about class consciousness – ‘you workers of the world’ – rather than nationalism or xenophobia … then you...


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