Ohio Needs a NAFTA Deal that Works for All of Us. We’re Not There Yet

As leaders of the AFL-CIO representing working people here in Ohio and across the country, we’ve seen firsthand the damage from bad trade agreements, and no deal has done more harm to working people than the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

It’s been 25 years since NAFTA went into force, and working people in the Buckeye State and beyond are still paying the price: 851,700 good-paying jobs were lost, including at least 106,400 here in Ohio, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

Entire communities were decimated, and many are still struggling to recover today. Many will never be the same.

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