A Dozen Unions Lean on Congress: Fix or Oppose USMCA
19 Nov, 2019
The heads of 12 leading labor groups are warning House lawmakers that the USMCA as written does not meet the needs of working people — and that without changes, they will oppose the pact.
Robert Martinez Jr., president of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, led the letter on behalf of his union and 11 others that comprise the AFL-CIO’s Industrial Union Council, which represents more than 4.5 million members. The letter, a copy of which was obtained by POLITICO, urges lawmakers not to “waste this rare opportunity” to fix issues in U.S. trade policy, adding: “The workers and communities that have suffered the disastrous consequences of NAFTA will not accept half measures.”