We need your help, brothers and sisters!
Please write your House member and tell them to oppose consideration of the proposed NAFTA 2.0 trade deal until it includes necessary provisions to thwart U.S. job losses.
IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr., recently wrote a letter to House members that urged the lawmakers to pause consideration of the current proposed trade deal until critical flaws are addressed.
The pact, as currently written, lacks adequate labor standards, enforcement of those standards and other urgently needed reforms that would curtail the outsourcing of aerospace and general manufacturing jobs.
“This agreement will not be ready to be considered until its text is changed to reflect our detailed suggestions regarding a number of chapters, including those concerning labor standards, enforcement and rules of origin,” Martinez wrote in his letter to House members. “Without such changes, NAFTA 2.0 will continue to foster the continuing outsourcing of U.S. jobs to Mexico, as companies seek to take advantage of workers who do not enjoy fundamental human rights.”
The proposed trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico would have to be ratified by the House and Senate.