The Trump administration’s renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has just completed its third round of negotiations.
So what do we know about the newly proposed agreement? Pretty much nothing.
The negotiations are still being conducted in secret. Like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the agreement is being negotiated by corporations without the input from labor.
Bits and pieces of the agreement have leaked out, like the Canadian proposal to strengthen workers rights to organize, but when it comes to the major portions of the agreement, mum is the word.
We need to ensure that the new NAFTA agreement: protects workers rights to organize, ensures fair pay for workers around the world, protects climate and environmental protections, eliminates the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) that allows corporations to circumvent a countries ability to create laws, and stops the incentive program that encourages corporations to offshore American jobs.
Celeste Drake, Trade Policy Specialist for the AFL-CIO just posted this video, explaining what we have learned from the third round of negotiations.