Labor And Fast Track

— NPR's Eric Westervelt reports from Pittsburgh on AFL-CIO opposition to renewing President Clinton's authority to negotiate trade agreements that are not subject to change by Congress, known as `fast track authority.' Union leaders argue that such trade agreements have been responsible for the loss of many American jobs to countries where workers are severely underpaid and subjected to dangerous working conditions. The President addresses the biennial AFL-CIO convention today in Pittsburgh, where he's expected to get a frosty reception.



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