Tag: USMCA

UAW Statement on Signing of the USMCA

“With the stroke of a pen, the long awaited “new NAFTA” or USMCA is now law. UAW members know far too well that trade agreements have not delivered the job security protections promised. That is why the UAW will be vigilant in monitoring this agreement, its implementation and the overall goal of protecting U.S. jobs and creating more of them. We will be watching. We will be aggressive in pushing for enforcement of provisions. And we are under no illusion that this revised agreement alone will restore America’s middle-class manufacturing base. USMCA will not bring back the hundreds of thousands ... Read more

Labor Voices: New NAFTA Is a Start, but Bringing Back Jobs Will Require More

Overhauling the North American Free Trade Act may have been a start, but the work has just begun. We will need to be diligent to make sure Mexico fully implements its labor law reforms and puts an end to company unions and sham contracts. We will be there every step of the way to try to ensure all parties to the agreement live up to their part of the bargain. After all, if working conditions truly improve in Mexico, then wages will rise, and companies will be less eager to abandon our country. Only time will tell if revised NAFTA will ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory Gamble on the need to monitor and enforce the USMCA as proposed before congress

We must continue to remain vigilant against off-shoring of jobs With the House of Representatives set to vote on the revised NAFTA (also known as USMCA) shortly, it is important to discuss what this agreement is and what it is not. It is not a “fix” for the many problems created by NAFTA and other misguided tax and labor policies that have flourished for decades in our nation’s capital and statehouses throughout the country. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs that have gone to Mexico since NAFTA came into being 25 years ago will not return because of USMCA. Autoworkers ... Read more

Statement of the UAW on USMCA

Provided final text accurately reflects changes “UAW members have opposed NAFTA since its inception a quarter century ago because they feared it would lead to the closing of countless manufacturing plants throughout our country and the moving of hundreds of thousands of good U.S. jobs to Mexico. Time has unfortunately proven UAW members right and it is for this very reason we welcomed the renegotiation of NAFTA (also known as USMCA) and pushed for more to be done. While the final text of the agreement has not been made available for review, we already know that USMCA Is highly unlikely ... Read more