IUE-CWA President Carl Kennebrew authored an op-ed that was published by the Columbus Dispatch laying out how the Trump NAFTA 2.0 plan falls short for working people:
"For a renegotiated NAFTA to work better for workers, it would need to level the playing field. That means that it would need to include strong labor and environmental standards with swift and certain enforcement mechanisms," Kennebrew wrote. "Unfortunately, President Trump's USMCA deal doesn't address these issues. There are still too many loopholes and weaknesses in the standards, and the enforcement mechanism actually takes a step backward from past deals, in which labor and environmental enforcement was already far too weak."