President Trump’s newly negotiated trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada faces Congressional approval as the fall term begins.
A new article indicates that the agreement is a good agreement for union workers.
According to TribLive:
When members of Congress return from their August recess, they’ll face one of the most important decisions of their political careers — whether to ratify President Trump’s new trade deal with Canada and Mexico.
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) isn’t perfect, but it’s far better than NAFTA, the pact which currently governs North American trade.
USMCA would strengthen labor protections, create jobs and discourage U.S. firms from outsourcing work abroad. Congress can do union members a favor by swiftly ratifying the new deal.
Unlike NAFTA, USMCA contains comprehensive, enforceable labor provisions. These protections will help prevent outsourcing, which costs American workers roughly 90,000 jobs each year.
The article goes on to add that the USMCA would work to reverse the exodus of manufacturers, particularly auto manufacturers after NAFTA was signed.