Bloomberg BNA: AFL-CIO, House Democrats Want Workers’ Rights in Trade Deals

The head of the AFL-CIO and House Democrats are hoping President-elect Donald Trump and his recent pick for U.S. trade representative will put workers’ rights at the top of the list of demands during trade negotiations. A group of lawmakers and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the case during a news conference at the Capitol Jan. 3, a day after Trump said he will nominate Robert Lighthizer, a Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP lawyer, as U.S. trade representative. Trade may be one of the few policy areas in which Trump and labor advocates—who have criticized previous agreements for being soft on worker protections—can agree.

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