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View Diary: Act Now or Lose the Working Class Forever (7 comments)

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  •  This is about more than just actually exporting (4.00)
    jobs.
    Sure, NAFTA has increased job export and taken advantage of the poor in other countries.

    What many people don't realize is that this also represents a threat to the working conditions and labour practices in the United States.

    Many factory owners and managers now use the threat of NAFTA and of moving operations over seas to squash worker demands for fair wages and benefits. NAFTA has become a tool for extortian, used by management to keep out unions and make workers believe they are doing them a favor by treating them like worthless, expendable, pieces of machinery, just gratefull they have not moved their factory to Mexico.

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