Richard Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), speaks during a No Vote Until NAFTA 2.0 Is Fixed news conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
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A top labor leader has cast doubts on the House quickly approving President Donald Trump’s replacement of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
In an interview with The Washington Post published Wednesday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said it would be a “colossal mistake” for the Democratic-held chamber to vote on ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement soon. The head of the key labor group, which represents more than 12 million active and retired members across a range of industries, added that the agreement “would be defeated” if the House voted before Thanksgiving.
Trumka’s comments underscore the sustained resistance to the USMCA from labor groups even as the White House and key business…