U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met today with Ohio members of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) to discuss the record year for America’s automobile industry and how the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could harm that progress. Yesterday, Brown issued a statement on Ford’s plans to leave Japan citing TPP’s lack of enforceable currency provisions.

“The record year for American auto sales speaks to the tenacity of Ohio’s auto workers,” said Brown. “At plants throughout our state, these men and women work hard to support this industry and provide for their families. Meeting our auto workers is an opportunity to thank them for their dedication and learn about their challenges on the job. They can compete with anyone in the world, but they deserve a level playing field. That’s why I’ve fought for fair trade that boosts our manufacturing sector and ensures the U.S. has equal footing with our trade partners.”

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