USMCA Puts US under UN Labor & Environmental Rule

The USMCA may move soon to a vote on the Senate floor, but the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) writes that “North American trade policy is too important to rush.” Congressional leaders leading the stampede are behaving like “timeshare salesmen…in trying to create a sense of scarcity and urgency where none exists.” The NTU is right. For one thing, the USMCA apparently grants the UN's International Labor Organization (ILO) the authority to supersede US labor law. That's been a longstanding objective of the UN-loving Democratic Party. A US under the ILO's thumb could be forced to rescind all the states' hard-won right-to-work laws. The US could also be compelled to support the UN's Paris Agreement on anti-fossil-fuel climate measures and the Democrats' Green New Deal.

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