Donald Trump Bashes AFL-CIO Union Leader Richard Trumka on Labor Day

Donald Trump Bashes AFL-CIO Union Leader Richard Trumka on Labor Day

Donald Trump Bashes AFL-CIO Union Leader Richard Trumka on Labor Day

"Unfortunately, to date, the things that (Trump) has done to hurt workers outpace what he's done to help workers", AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said on "Fox News Sunday".

Kansas exports totaled more than $11 billion in 2017, led by agricultural products, aircraft and airplane parts.

One individual pointed out that when it comes to hypocritical support of American workers, Trump is not alone.

Trump said he wanted the remarks to remain off-the-record; otherwise, the president said, "it's going to be so insulting they're not going to be able to make a deal".

"I have now been working with Ambassador Lighthizer and his team for more than a year". Trump already has been warned that a trade deal that just includes Mexico would have a hard time getting approved in Congress unless Canada was included, according to Reuters.

"Congress' refusal to ratify a deal without Canada in it weakens Trump's hand, so to achieve his ends, he's attempting to bully not only Canada, but the U.S. Congress as well", he wrote in an email. "Our officials are continuing to work toward agreement".

In a second tweet Saturday, Trump suggested that the United States would be better off with no trade agreement than with a flawed NAFTA deal.

BOSTON MA.- SEPTEMBER 3 Senator Elizabeth Warren greets a group of nurses during the Greater Boston's Labor Council's Annual Labor Day Breakfast in Boston Massachusetts

Driving that optimism was agreement on auto content that would favour Canada and the United States due to their higher-wage workers, making it less appealing for manufacturers to move production to Mexico.

But he cautioned that the issues that appear to be sticking points in Canada-U.S. discussions - Canada's supply management system, dispute settlement and cultural protections - aren't likely to find many defenders south of the border.

The White House notified Congress on Friday of its "intent to sign a trade agreement with Mexico - and Canada, if it is willing - 90 days from now".

"If we don't make a fair deal for the USA after decades of abuse, Canada will be out", he wrote. But it might not be that easy. He also said he does not believe a revised pact will work without Canada being involved.

Congress members from both parties as well as US business leaders also want Canada included to preserve the more than $1 trillion in trade under the 24-year-old trilateral deal. But the limits of Trump's leverage were also becoming clear with the president still needing to get any agreement through a Congress that has concerns about any pact that does not include Canada. "Auto rules included in the understanding reached between the United States and Mexico are predicated on Canada's participation". "If we don't make a fair deal for the U.S. after decades of abuse, Canada will be out", Trump said on Twitter. It started with Trump's attacks on Canadian dairy farmers, then Washington slapped tariffs on Canadian steel, citing national security. Unlike the previous Chinese imports subject to USA tariffs, this larger group of goods includes parts and materials that US companies depend on, along with consumer goods.

This week's new round of U.S. Beijing's tactics include cyber-theft and a requirement that American companies hand over trade secrets in exchange for access to China's market.

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