Labor unions took to social media and Capitol Hill Wednesday to demand that lawmakers end a free trade agreement which critics claim has hurt domestic workers.

Labor unions have long argued that domestic workers have been unfairly disadvantaged by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). President Donald Trump has also been highly critical of the deal and is now looking to renegotiate it. The free-trade deal was first implemented in 1994 between Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

Trump and the labor movement donít agree on much despite both being focused on helping workers. International trade is one of the few areas they have some common ground. Labor unions furthered their opposition campaign Wednesday by taking to social media and delivering 400,000 petitions to congressional lawmakers.

The Replace NAFTA campaign helped organize the demonstration against the trade agreement. The campaign is supported by Public Citizen, Citizenís Trade Campaign, and the Sierra Club. The AFL-CIO, which is the largest federation of labor unions in the country, also supports the effort.
Labor Unions Urge Lawmakers to End NAFTA