NAFTA Renegotiation Comes to Washington, DC as Labor and Environmental Groups Grow More Concerned

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 10, 2017) – As closed-door negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) commence in Washington, D.C. beginning October 11, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Kim Glas:

“America needs to change its approach to trade deals and negotiate a new NAFTA agreement that supports good union jobs, livable wages, healthy communities, clean air and water, and a more stable climate. In The Road to Fair Trade Deals we laid out exactly how we can achieve that, including a transparent and inclusive renegotiation process; eliminating unelected corporate tribunals used to undermine labor and environmental protections; including binding labor and environmental protections in the core text; implementing stronger, independent enforcement; protecting and promoting ‘Buy America’ policies; and strengthening standards for rules of origins.

“It’s time for a trade agreement that levels the playing field and makes deep reforms to strengthen workers’ rights and environmental standards.”