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What’s the Deal with Tariffs?

Stephanie Luce Organizing Upgrade
So is Trump the worker’s hero? Will increased tariffs return jobs to the US? The left has been weak on this issue. The left lacks a real program to address the real concerns of those impacted by trade deals.

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NAFTA 2.0: What's the Deal?

Dan DiMaggio Labor Notes
“We’re not going to get a good trade deal until workers have more political power in all three countries.”

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The Good and the Bad in Trump’s NAFTA Renegotiation

David Dayen Working In These Times
However, five U.S. union leaders noted in a statement that “there is more work that needs to be done to deliver the needed, real solutions to NAFTA’s deeply ingrained flaws.”

Trump's Fake Trade Deal

Duane Campbell Choosing Democracy
Trump's "new" NAFTA is the old NAFTA. What we need are policies that benefits migrants, their home communities, and working people in the U.S.  And we need a national policy that limits U.S. military and economic interventions abroad.

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2017: The Canadian Labour movement in review

Gerard Di Trolio Rank and File.ca
Unions in Canada suffered some setbacks in 2017. However, movements like the Fight for $15 and Fairness show a potential way ahead. In 2018, those looking to renew the labor movement need to build power from below, encourage greater membership involvement, forge international solidarity, and confront governments, even those that are ostensibly friendly.
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