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Dayton Mayor, Labor Union Denounce Trade Deal

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and a national labor union representative held a press conference Tuesday to announce their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

At the former Harrison Radiator Plant in Moraine, Mayor Whaley and National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler called on congress to “reject the deal.”

Shuler argues that the trade deal is a big loss for union and non-union workers in the U.S. She also says some of the countries involved in the agreement have high rates of human rights violations against women.

“There’s nothing in the TPP that would actually protect women from that kind of exploitation and it will just continue, and so this deal is a bad deal and we’re working everyday to figure out a way to put an end to it.”

The TPP is a trade deal between 12 countries including the U.S. Supporters, including President Barack Obama, say the agreement will strengthen economic ties and increase trade between the countries.