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RED STEWART Oct 24, 2015

The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU), two of the largest trade unions for public employees in the United States, endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party’s nomination. Having been a major proprietor for labor rights since the early 1900s, we look at this as a mistake given not only some of Hillary’s questionable decisions regarding workers, but also fellow candidate Bernie Sanders’s near-flawless record on the matter.

Here are our five biggest reasons for why we believe the AFSCME made a major error in their decision:

1. She’s not consistent on Free Trade, Sanders Is
Because Bill Clinton balanced the federal budget and left the government with a surplus, many liberals tend to overlook his terrible policies regarding free trade. His globalization initiatives failed, with NAFTA in particular having many horrible consequences. As Jeff Faux, founder of the Economic Policy Institute think tank put it:

“It caused the permanent loss of 700,000 manufacturing jobs in industrial states such as California, Texas and Michigan. It gave corporate managers an excuse to cut wages and benefits, threatening otherwise to move to Mexico. Selling U.S. farm products in Mexico “dislocated millions of Mexican workers and their families,” which “was a major cause in the dramatic increase in undocumented workers flowing into the U.S. labor market.”

FULL story at link.


Published on Jun 12, 2015
This is a short video of U.S. Representative from Vermont, Bernie Sanders speaking out against fast track authority for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA for short, an International Trade Agreement).

NAFTA has been widely seen as harmful to workers and helped to contribute to outsourcing.

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