Sunday, September 24, 2017

NAFTA news

Robert Reich

As Trump vows to fix NAFTA, Canada is intent on fixing what it considers a major unfair trade practice in the United States – American laws that keep down wages by making it harder for American workers to unionize than for Canadian workers to unionize. Canada is demanding stronger protections for American workers who want to unionize, and also a ban on “right to work” laws that states use to dilute union power and reduce wages. Canada says these unfairly reduce American wages and thereby hurt Canada’s competitiveness.

Canada is absolutely right. If the United States wants to renegotiate NAFTA to prevent Mexico from offering unfairly low-wage work, Canada should use the opportunity to prevent the United States from offering unfairly low-wage work, too.
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