NAFTA2 – Pluses & Minuses

NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) has made life tougher for workers for 25 years. The treaty ended tariffs on a wide range of goods from Mexico at a time when wages there were about one-tenth of those in the U.S.

A million jobs left the U.S. .

And the fear of more outsourcing forced U.S. workers to accept lower wages.

Mexican workers also suffered a double whammy–corporate-friendly unions agreed to starvation wages while tariff-free U.S. corn exports left farmers destitute.

U.S. wages …

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