“We weren’t able to secure a lead production letter from General Motors, but we were able to improve some of our programs that would soften the event if there, in fact, is a layoff or closure in the future,” said Unifor Local 88 President Dan...
U.S. negotiators in recent days put forth a string of bold proposals -- on auto rules of origin, a sunset clause, government procurement, and gutting dispute panels seen by the other nations as core to the pact.
The stance places the biggest U.S. solar manufacturer in opposition to the Solar Energy Industries Association and most of the rest of the industry.
“We’re increasingly concerned about the state of play in negotiations,” John Murphy, senior vice president for international policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Orders from the rest of the world jumped by 7.7%.
Artificial trade barriers threaten inflationary effects on the economy.
The EU has been under intense pressure from big industry in Europe to keep strong trade defense measures due to China's public subsidies and excess production, especially in steel and other metals.