New NAFTA could force California lawmakers to choose between helping farmers or labor


Battered by foreign tariffs for the past year, California farmers now see a ray of hope for their operations in the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement.

It’s an updated version of the North American Free Trade Deal, or NAFTA, that the White House is preparing to send to Congress for ratification.

But there is no guarantee it will pass once it gets there.

Labor groups are telling lawmakers that ratifying the deal in its current form will hurt workers in California and beyond. They’ve blamed the original NAFTA, which went into effect in 1994, for costing Americans jobs as companies moved operations to Mexico, where wages are lower and regulations more lax.

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Alan Mckenzie

Where’s the beef? I mean come on! All you are saying is that ‘labor’ doesn’t like it? Or do they? Because they are ‘blaming it on NAFTA’?

What the heck are you talking about here?

Jeffrey Kilpatrick

This was a “featured” article? Four paragraphs, two of which were single sentences, and you didn’t even cover what was in the title.

Citizen Reporter

1. It does address subject
2. You may have overlooked the 10+ minute video

William Hicks

WELL, the combination of union’s and democrats is a great way to destroy what will benefit of any trade agreement.