NAFTA has been a disaster, from start to finish and top to bottom. Here is why:
Blue-Collar Workers In Both US & Mexico Devastated By NAFTA
The trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada displaced about 2 million small farmers in Mexico.
As the state’s business leaders vie for a seat at the table during the North American Free Trade Agreement’s upcoming renegotiation talks, another interest group is hoping there is enough room for one more point of view.
Unlike those who advocate for cheaper products and tariff-free commerce, they’re speaking out for the blue-collar workers on both sides of the Rio Grande who say they have been devastated by the trade agreement.
“Our stance has been for almost 20 years that NAFTA has created an economic situation in which people are forced to leave their hometowns and their communities,” said Bianca Hinz-Foley Trejo, the program director for Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (ATCF).
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NAFTA's "cheaper products and tariff-free commerce" have benefited the one percent; no one else.
But the chances of getting a meaningful renegotiation of NAFTA which will benefit those former blue-collar workers is near zero. There are too many billionaires who depend on "free trade" for their lavish lifestyles.