AFL-CIO Won't Endorse New NAFTA Without More Details

By Alex Lawson (October 4, 2018, 4:13 PM EDT) -- After pillorying the North American Free Trade Agreement for more than two decades, the AFL-CIO on Thursday said it is not yet ready to endorse the Trump administration's new accord with Canada and Mexico until it learns more about how the deal will be implemented and enforced.

Support from the labor community will be critical to passing what the Trump administration has dubbed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, especially if Democrats retake one or both house of Congress in the November midterm elections.

But the nation's most influential union federation said mere promises of improved labor rules and other provisions will...

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