U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) made a visit to Teamsters Local Union 908 hall Friday to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement with a number of community representatives — workers, local city leaders and manufacturers — and hear how constituents expect the federal government to approach potential NAFTA renegotiations. Brown had similar meetings in Toledo and Dayton.
Brown introduced four points to renegotiate the trade deal — securing anti-outsourcing, encourage American workers and industries to work together, create enforcement policies if a deal is violated and include workers in negotiations.
“Time after time, we’ve seen corporate lobbyists writing trade deals behind closed doors, while American workers are locked out,” Brown said. “That’s how we end up with trade agreement after trade agreement that sells out workers.”
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