North American Free Trade Agreement

Democrats are skeptical about the USMCA; they shouldn't be

Congress will soon vote on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement — the USMCA — a landmark trade pact finalized by all three nations last November. This deal is a historic victory for workers. It would guarantee fairer pay through wage requirements, ensure safe working environments, and strengthen workers' rights to unionize for better benefits.

Despite these labor-friendly provisions, my fellow Democrats have been slow to endorse the USMCA, but their hesitation is unwarranted. Ratifying the agreement is the surest way to improve the lives of workers across North America.

Just look at how the deal helps auto workers: To qualify for tariff-free treatment, the USMCA...