Buchanan, sole voice against free trade?

Tom Waters twaters at usit.net
Tue Mar 2 09:47:09 PST 1999

On Tue, 2 Mar 1999, Doug Henwood wrote:

> Max, has EPI or the AFL-CIO done any polling on free trade? The anti-free
> trade position just doesn't seem like a political winner. And the few polls
> I've seen show a majority of the U.S. public approving of NAFTA. With 80%
> of the U.S. labor force employed in services, and so largely immune to
> international competition, does the anti-free-trade line resonate with the
> masses as much as it does with the UAW?

There is plenty of anti-free trade feeling in East Tennessee, where factories are closing all the time. We just lost two more Levi plants. I don't know if there is anti-free trade majority, but it is a good issue to mobilize a militant minority.


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