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Michigan AFLCIO vows to fight outsourcing

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 The nation’s largest federation of unions begins a series of town hall meetings Monday in political battleground states, to air concerns over a proposed deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The A-F-L- C-I-O will hold meetings in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

President Trump removed his recent threat of escalating tariffs on Mexican products, and urged Congress to vote on the new trade deal between the two countries and Canada – the U-S-M-C-A.

But some Democrats – and unions – say the agreement does not include enough enforcement mechanisms.

Michigan A-F-L-C-I-O President Ron Bieber says unions are vowing to fight any trade deal that allows U-S companies to outsource jobs to Mexican firms paying lower wages.

“If this Administration insists on a NAFTA vote before the issues we have concerns about are fixed, we’re gonna bury it.”

The Mexican Senate recently approved measures they say strengthen labor protections.