Friday, June 13, 2003

Gettelfinger: Free Trade = Death

Well, not quite, but UAW President Ron Gettelfinger makes the connection between free trade policies and deteriorating working conditions:
Gettelfinger characterized free-trade policies that allow production work to go to the lowest international bidder as a "race to the bottom."

"The winner gets the lowest wages, the fewest environmental and safety protections and few, if any, labor rights," Gettelfinger said. "That's a race that we as a nation shouldn't have to compete in, because there are no winners except for corporate greed."