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AFL-CIO calls on Congress to reject TPA extension

June 11, 2018 at 1:50 PM
The AFL-CIO has urged members of Congress to oppose the Trump administration's request to renew Trade Promotion Authority through 2021 because it contends the fast-track law does not require sufficiently robust labor standards in free trade agreements and boxes out the public and Congress during negotiations. “Current law fails to hold the executive branch accountable for achieving negotiating objectives, addressing the job-killing U.S. trade imbalance, or ensuring that trade deals do not continue the current race to the bottom in...

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