NAFTA Update

100,000 Demand NAFTA Renegotiation that Benefits Working Families

CWAers, along with allies from the broad coalition that derailed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), delivered more than 100,000 petition signatures to the International Trade Commission (ITC) demanding that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) be replaced with a deal that benefits working people. The petitions were delivered as witnesses arrived for hearings on NAFTA renegotiation.

CWAers and allies joined Rep. Rosa De Lauro (D-CT) (top) and former CWA President Larry Cohen to deliver more than 100,000 petition signatures to the ITC.


CWA Testimony on NAFTA: Remove ISDS, Strengthen Labor Enforcement, and End Call Center Offshoring

As part of public hearings about NAFTA renegotiation, Dan Mauer of CWA called for three specific areas of NAFTA in need of overhaul – the removal of the undemocratic ISDS provision; the inclusion of a robust labor chapter with an enforcement mechanism that actually works, in contrast to weak and ineffectual labor chapters in agreements such as CAFTA; and a series of reforms and revisions to put an end to call center offshoring. 

Read Mauer's full testimony here.

Watch video of the hearing here.