|Democrats, backed by U.S. labor unions, have long complained that the free trade deals being negotiated by the Bush did not include enough protections for American workers. They said that because of this, the U.S. workers' jobs would be jeopardized by competition from low-wage countries with lax labor laws.
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Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.