US Trade Rep Says TPP Will Raise Labor Standards

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 6:00 PM EST) -- The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Saturday defended against criticisms that labor unions don't have a strong enough hand in shaping U.S. trade policy, and said negotiations like those for the Trans-Pacific Partnership offer a chance to improve global labor practices.

In a blog post outlining its efforts to engage with “stakeholders” that have an interest in U.S. trade negotiations, the USTR's office said it relies on input from a range of sources, including labor unions, some of which sit on the Obama administration's highest level...
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