Worcester City Councilors, now is the time to ACT! Yesterday … pics: Rose T.
Would you care for a side of ghettodom with your gentrification?
IS D 4 DUMPSVILLE REFLECTIVE OF “A CITY ON THE MOVE”?
wanted to post this, too …
McGovern Calls on Trump to End Outsourcing
Urges Trade Rep to Fight for Strong Labor Standards During NAFTA Renegotiations
Congressman Jim McGovern joined this week 183 Members of Congress on a letter to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer expressing concern with the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Specifically, Congressman McGovern and the Members of Congress told Lighthizer to end the outsourcing of good-paying American jobs by negotiating for strong labor standards that end wage suppression and support increased labor rights for Mexican workers.
The letter was led by Representatives Sander Levin (MI-09), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), and Rosa DeLauro (CT-03).
“The suppression of wages and lack of labor rights continue to result in the outsourcing of U.S. manufacturing jobs and low wage growth,” wrote Congressman McGovern and the Members of Congress. “Low wages, a lack of independent unions and an inability for workers to collectively bargain in Mexico have hurt American workers and led to the outsourcing of jobs to Mexico. Increasing labor rights in Mexico will help workers there climb out of poverty, and also protect American jobs and wages from a race to the bottom.”
“Any new NAFTA must have strong, clear and binding provisions that address Mexico’s labor conditions,” continued McGovern and the Members of Congress. “Given the ingrained resistance to labor rights in Mexico, we must demand real and identifiable progress on labor reforms take place before Congress votes on a renegotiated NAFTA.”