IAM Journal

TRADE ACT

Thu. July 22, 2010

When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was passed in late 1993, Newsweek reported that "union leaders tried to argue that free trade is the source of all lost jobs. But that is largely a blue-collar myth." Nearly seventeen years later, that "blue-collar myth" is an American reality.

Look around your hometown. Count the number
of closed plants. Remember the packed parking lots that now stand empty. And then tell me job-killing free trade deals are a blue-collar myth. Back in 1993, I called it the “North American Fraud & Theft Agreement.” I stand by that statement.


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