Unions hope US-EU trade talks can be lever to change labor laws


By Kevin Bogardus and Vicki Needham – Unions want to use negotiations on a U.S.-European Union (EU) trade deal as leverage to win stronger labor laws here in the United States.

Germany and other European nations have stronger union protections than does the U.S., and labor believes the trade talks could pressure U.S. officials into strengthening U.S. laws.

“People in labor see this as an opportunity, not as a threat,” said George Kohl, a senior director at the Communications Workers of America (CWA). more> http://tinyurl.com/byayq73

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