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    Default NAFTA at 20

    This is a pretty big PDF file but worth taking the time to read.

    NAFTA at 20

    One Million U.S. Jobs Lost, Mass Displacement and Instability in Mexico, Record Income Inequality, Scores of Corporate Attacks on Environmental and Health Laws
    http://www.citizen.org/documents/NAFTA-at-20.pdf

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    Default Re: NAFTA at 20

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    This is a pretty big PDF file but worth taking the time to read.



    http://www.citizen.org/documents/NAFTA-at-20.pdf
    Here, this one is shorter and easier to read.

    NAFTA at 20: State of the North American Worker - FPIF

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    Default Re: NAFTA at 20

    Thanks. I did rather like the pdf file too because it has it all divided up in chapters by topic.

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    Default Re: NAFTA at 20

    So is it safe to say that NAFTA has benefited corporations the most ?
    What a surprise again that corporate American has influenced the politicians for this gift.
    We don't need clean air or water ... and the corporations need less restrictions so they will provide all those good paying jobs ... yea right.

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    Had the pleasure of picking up freight at a long time YRC customer today. I haven't seen them in about a year. You may know them. Levolor/Kirsch Mfg. They make window treatments. They have a manufacturing plant in Ogden Utah....Or should I say they did. They shipped 170 jobs off to Mexico last year. All that remains are warehouse workers. The fellow that loaded me saw his wife lose her job. She was in manufacturing. The company did the usual remorseful bit in the local newspaper. Short stroking the Ogden residents how this was necessary and would benefit all. What a crock! Here is an example of what free trade has to offer.

    The daily routine
    Working in a maquiladora means long hours, short breaks and little to no vacation time.

    Neftali leaves his house for Levolor each morning at 5 a.m. and comes home at 7 p.m. to help his aunt with daily chores and dinner.

    The average worker will earn a little over $1 an hour working on an assembly line constructing blinds that Americans buy for hundreds of dollars at large building supply stores in the U.S.

    Until six years ago, Levolor was located primarily in the U.S.
    http://cronkitezine.asu.edu/dividedf...quiladora.html
    Last edited by 222lifer; 03-17-2016 at 07:18 PM.

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