On July 24, 2023, Ashley Craig was quoted in the American Journal of Transportation regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s (USMCA) boost to North American trade.
According to the article, when the USMCA was introduced in 2020, the intention was to improve the conditions of North American trade. One of the most important provisions was a mandate for higher wages for Mexican labor, and a guarantee such workers would be able to organize and bargain collectively.
“North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) had been criticized for years as creating an unfair playing field by moving stuff south of the border because of cheap labor,” said Craig. “That was to the detriment of workers in the US and, by extension, Canada,” he said.
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