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AFL-CIO’s Trumka warns against USMCA vote before Thanksgiving

October 9, 2019 at 9:42 AM
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement would be defeated if brought to a vote in the House before Thanksgiving, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said this week. House Democrats are working with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to address the deal’s language on labor, enforcement, access to affordable medicines and the environment. Advocates of the deal have urged passage by Thanksgiving. But Trumka warned against rushing the process, calling a premature vote a “colossal mistake.” “If there was a vote before Thanksgiving, the agreement...

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