The North American Free Trade Agreement, also known as NAFTA, has been in effect since 1994. The administration has announced plans for its renegotiation, but without much detail.
For far too many, NAFTA has meant the loss of good, quality paying jobs and increased pollution, as the deal has exacerbated offshoring and profiteering off the backs of workers and the environment.
It’s time for a trade agreement that levels the playing field and makes deep reforms to strengthen workers’ rights and environmental standards. Anything short of that is a failed trade agreement. NAFTA’s replacement must support good union jobs, livable wages, healthy communities, clean air and water, and a more stable climate.