First-district congressional candidate Bill Gluba says the Central American Free Trade Agreement won’t be any better than its predecessor NAFTA for American workers. Gluba spoke today (Thursday) to people attending the annual Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO convention in Waterloo. “We must bring a halt to such nonsense,” says Gluba. “It’s not been in the interest of workers, it’s been in the interest of big corporations and multi-national companies whose only goal is to lower labor’s costs so they can make excessive profits at the expense of the American people.” Gluba summed up his view succinctly. “NAFTA plus CAFTA equals ‘SHAFTA’ for American workers,” Gluba said. The Davenport Democrat says the US is losing thousands of jobs to third-world countries and outsourcing work to Mexico and Chica. He says the agreements aren’t helping people from Central American countries, who continue to try and immigrate to the US. Gluba lost his congressional bid in 2003 to Republican Jim Nussle, who’s now running for governor.
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