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Local 888 member leads conversation about replacing NAFTA

July 15, 2017

Replace NAFTAThe North American Free Trade Agreement was negotiated by the George H. W. Bush administration, signed into law by Bill Clinton, and went into effect in 1994.

Some estimate that there have been 9 million NAFTA-related job losses in the US.

[caption id="attachment_7691" align="alignright" width="300"]Jonathan Dudley with replace NAFTA panel at the old furniture workers union hall in Gardner. Jonathan Dudley with replace NAFTA panel at the old furniture workers union hall in Gardner.[/caption]

Donald Trump has called NAFTA a “disaster” and promised to re-negotiate it.  However, there is no guarantee that the Trump administration will make changes to NAFTA that actually benefit working people or communities, instead of just extending the many ways it benefits multinational corporations.

Local 888 member Jonathan Dudley organized this meeting on July 12 at the IUE-CWA Hall in Gardner for North Central Mass residents to share their experiences and learn more about how NAFTA has impacted their communities. Participants discussed a broad campaign to make sure Pres. Trump replaces NAFTA with a deal that is good for working people and communities in all three North American countries!

Pictures from the event are posted on Flickr here.

The event was sponsored by Chair City Community Workshop, Greater Boston Trade Justice, Jobs with Justice, and SEIU Local 888.

For more information contact:

Jonathan Dudley 704-608-2204 or