United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams renewed his assault on the Trans Pacific Partnership by noting the union now regrets its support for the U.S.-Korea trade pack that was negotiated by the Obama administration.
The TPP is the one of the key items on President Barack Obama’s agenda during his final term in office and enjoys rare support across the political parties as both Democrats and Republicans have spoken out in favor of the proposed agreement, which still needs to be finalized.
Trade pacts, such as TPP, have hurt American workers, he asserted. NAFTA, the trade pact covering Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, has been a disaster for American workers, said Williams, noting the trade pact have left untouched a “corrupt” system that imposes contracts on workers negotiated by state-sponsored unions that never have to answer to their members. (more…)