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Hoffa: USTR Tai Puts Workers First In Speech Outlining Trade Policy With China

October 4, 2021 GMT
International Brotherhood Of Teamsters. (PRNewsFoto/International Brotherhood of Teamsters)
International Brotherhood Of Teamsters. (PRNewsFoto/International Brotherhood of Teamsters)
International Brotherhood Of Teamsters. (PRNewsFoto/International Brotherhood of Teamsters)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s speech today that reset the nation’s trade policy with China.

“Ambassador Tai’s speech outlining this Administration’s China trade policy was worth the wait. As the only labor representative on her Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations, I especially commend the overdue ‘worker-centric’ bottom-line in the holistic and pragmatic approach she described this morning.

“The Ambassador should expect and enjoy bipartisan support in the Congress and among the larger fair trade networks of family farmers and working families as she prepares for the upcoming frank conversations with the Chinese regime.”

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters.

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