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Aug. 13, 1963
Civil rights leader and union president A. Philip Randolph strongly protested the AFL-CIO Executive Council's failure to endorse the August 28, 1963 "March on Washington."
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The New NAFTA Won’t Protect Workers’ Rights
Posted On: Nov 13, 2019
Nov. 13, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of NAFTA, and once in office, he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neither of those trade policies were worth mourning. But now he has produced a “renegotiated” NAFTA-the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA-whose purpose is the same as the original: to eliminate “rules that interfere with cross-border commercial activity” and “to craft laws that facilitate these activities,” according to the Canadian union, UNIFOR. In other words, the purpose of the new agreement is to provide profit-making opportunities for large corporations-the same purpose that led to the disastrous impact of the old one… Peoples World







 
 
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