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New AFL-CIO report targets lack of migrant labor protections in TPP

October 25, 2016 at 5:10 PM
The AFL-CIO on Oct. 25 issued a report criticizing the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for “giving away crucial negotiating leverage” by ignoring the labor community's recommendations on how to protect migrant workers under the Trans-Pacific Partnership. AFL-CIO officials held a press call to discuss the report on TPP's impact on migrant workers, chastising USTR for its alleged “lack of willingness” to push for provisions protecting those workers' rights. “The lack of protection for the global labor market is...

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