AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA) hosted a series of town hall meetings in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan this week, where he talked with working people about NAFTA and what working families need from a new deal.
Here are highlights of the trade tour from Twitter:
AFL-CIO NAFTA #TradeTour stop in Pittsburgh where President @RichardTrumka says tell Congress NO VOTE ON THE NEW NAFTA until working people are prioritized in the agreement. @steelworkers @AFLCIO @PaAFL_CIO pic.twitter.com/AYoD7AzvQv— Tamara Lefcowitz (@TLefcowitz) June 17, 2019
We’ve known that #NAFTA was detrimental to communities across the country and we know that the new NAFTA will be too.— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) June 18, 2019
🔊Take a second and hear how detrimental it will be. #tradetour #1u pic.twitter.com/UEQlgXDSFQ
Tim Burga, @ohioaflcio President “we remember the debate 25 years ago and saw a trade deal based on hope. Now we take no joy in talking about the devastation that #NAFTA caused.” #TradeTour pic.twitter.com/qdym33Vpkb— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) June 18, 2019
.@RichardTrumka speaking in Cleveland for the last stop of #TradeTour Day 2:— John Weber (@jmatthewweber) June 18, 2019
“Let’s be clear about something. NAFTA isn’t broken. It’s working exactly the way it was meant to. It was written to enrich corporations at the expense of working people.” #1u pic.twitter.com/ftizz4Keog
It’s not just about the number of jobs we lost. It’s about those people, our sisters and brothers and our communities who were devastated. Lives changed for the worst. Families who may have never recovered. #NAFTA #TradeTour pic.twitter.com/MLAjbABiNO— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) June 18, 2019
Q: what does effective enforcement look like?— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) June 18, 2019
1. Mexico has to be able to enforce their own laws.
2. Agreement has to be able to be enforced
3. Being able to stop the product from coming into the country at the border until violations rectified. #NAFTA #tradetour pic.twitter.com/A4yIrafeWb
We just wrapped up in Cleveland. We were reminded tonight that this #NAFTA #TradeTour is about the impact on our people. We must continue to fight for our people, we can't afford another bad deal. #1u— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) June 19, 2019
📺Watch the recap: pic.twitter.com/vW8qXdeg4o
At Northwest Ohio Building Trades in Toledo, @RichardTrumka convenes #TradeTour roundtable and calls on Congress to not vote on NAFTA agreement until it’s fixed to protect American workers. pic.twitter.com/FlGPDH3oxC— Ohio AFL-CIO (@ohioaflcio) June 19, 2019