The Corporations Pushing NAFTA 2.0 Already Are Responsible for More Than 500,000 Trade-Related U.S. Job Losses

If the “USMCA” is nothing like NAFTA and good for American workers as Trump claims, why are unions opposed and corporations responsible for 500,000 trade-related layoffs trying to ram it through Congress?

Two massive corporate coalitions packed with chronic job-outsourcers and Big Pharma firms that pushed NAFTA in the 1990s and every other trade deal that Donald Trump says he hates now are spending millions to ram the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal through Congress.

Member firms of these corporate lobby fronts – USMCA Coalition and  Pass USMCA Coalition – already have been certified by the U.S. government as responsible for at least half a million trade-related American job losses since they pushed NAFTA 1.0 through Congress.

Meanwhile, labor unions and consumer groups say the revised NAFTA will lock in high medicine prices and won’t stop job outsourcing. They are demanding improvements before the pact goes to Congress.

Per the AFL-CIO Executive Council: “The labor movement is united in our judgment that the new NAFTA does not yet meaningfully address what is wrong with the original NAFTA…the new NAFTA does little to stop the continued outsourcing of U.S. jobs to Mexico across all sectors…It will also keep drug prices high by expanding monopoly power for brand-name pharmaceutical companies… if the administration insists on a premature vote on the new NAFTA in its current form, we will have no choice but to oppose it.”

Members of the Corporate Lobby Groups Pushing Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 Are Responsible for More Than 500,000 Trade-Related American Job Losses





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The Most Engaged Firms, that Signed Up for the Coalitions Directly Rather than Through Their Trade Associations, Were Responsible for a Large Share of Past U.S. Trade-Related Job Loss

Firms in Listed Trade Associations and Directly Signed On Companies Listed by Name as Directly Signed On
Total job losses 510,016 232,489
Job losses due to outsourcing 225,527 110,631

The 25 Corporations With the Most Certified Trade-Related American Layoffs Now Pushing to Pass NAFTA 2.0

Company Jobs Outsourced
VF Corporation (Lee, Wrangler, Timberland, Vans, The North Face and many other clothing/shoe brands) 14,469
Delphi 11,731
General Electric 10,619
General Motors 8,559
HP 8,521
Eaton 7,492
Honeywell 7,290
Boeing 7,240
Whirlpool 6,865
Intel 5,864
Motorola Solutions 5,588
Siemens AG 5,094
Hanesbrands 4,826
Boston Scientific 4,317
Flextronics International USA 4,067
Caterpillar 3,746
American Airlines 3,686
Alcoa 3,654
Emerson 3,599
Johnson Controls 3,114
Dell 2,948
Steelcase 2,917
Micron 2,738
Ford Motor Company 2,668
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles 2,626

Among the Companies Listed by Name as Directly Signed on to the Corporate Pro-USMCA Coalitions, Best-Represented Industries Have Either Outsourced the Most Jobs (Electronics/Machinery) or Seek Special Protections (Biotech/Pharmaceutical Companies)

Industry Corporate Members Jobs Outsourced
Electronics/machinery 18 48,712
Biotech/pharma 10 7,615
Food 7 3,422
Financial 7 1,002
Other manufacturing 6 3,454
Business services 6 1,899
Transportation 5 0
Automotive 5 16,986
Advanced materials/chemicals 5 165
Clothing/textiles 4 19,339
Logistics 4 734
Steel 3 20
Technology 3 616
Communications 2 6,667
Marketing 2 0
Hospitality 1 0
Standards 1 0
n/a 1 0
Total 90 110,631

* While the Big-three auto firms are listed in the top 25 job losses, they do not appear in this breakdown because this analysis is limited to those individual firms that directly bought in to one of the corporate pro-USMCA lobbying groups, not companies represented through trade associations.

At Least 10 Out of the 90 Companies Listed by Name as Directly Signed on to the Corporate Pro-USMCA Coalitions to the Pass USMCA Corporate Coalitions Are Foreign Entities or Subsidiaries of Foreign Entities

Not that the U.S. Firms in These Coalitions Are Primarily Concerned With Helping American Workers Either…

Company Country
CN (Canadian National Railway Company) Canada
Toyota Japan
Solvay Belgium
Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton (law firm) Mexico
Samsung USA Korea
Chubb Switzerland
CNH Industrial Netherlands
SSAB Americas Sweden
Safran USA France
Covestro Germany

Trade Related Job Losses of Firms Associated with the Corporate Coalitions – USMCA Coalition and Pass USMCA Coalition – Now Spending Millions to Try to Pass the USMCA

Company Representation (Company or Industry Association) Sector (for companies represented by name only) Total Job Losses Jobs Outsourced
Mastercard Company Financial 6 6
Shell Oil U.S. Chamber of Commerce 621 12
MetLife Company Financial 14 14
Toyota Company Auto 243 19
ArcelorMittal Company Steel 2839 20
BT Americas U.S. Council for International Business 29 29
Jacobs Engineering Business Roundtable 29 29
Amgen Company Biotech/pharma 791 42
Cisco Systems Company Electronics/machinery 44 44
MILLIKEN Company Clothing/textiles 658 44
Dow Company Biotech/pharma 272 50
Broadcom Semiconductor Industry Association 54 54
Wipro Business Roundtable 60 60
Xylem Business Roundtable 62 62
Cigna Business Roundtable 63 63
Qualcomm U.S. Council for International Business 68 68
Pricewaterhouse Coopers U.S. Council for International Business 74 74
Deloitte National Association of Manufacturers 78 78
McKesson Corporation Business Roundtable 81 81
Merck U.S. Council for International Business 93 93
EY Business Roundtable 101 101
Alpha Technologies U.S. Chamber of Commerce 125 101
Nike U.S. Council for International Business 114 114
Northrop Grumman Business Roundtable 114 114
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Biotech/pharma 366 125
PepsiCo Business Roundtable 130 130
Avis Business Roundtable 138 138
Microsoft Company Technology 142 142
Pitney Bowes Company Logistics 143 143
DuPont Company Biotech/pharma 1298 154
Prudential Business Roundtable 157 157
Target Business Roundtable 161 161
General Dynamics Aerospace Industries Association 328 163
NCR Information Techology Industry Council 464 164
Levi Strauss U.S. Council for International Business 21063 164
Corning Incorporated Company Advanced materials/chemicals 1285 165
Owens Corning Business Roundtable 276 186
Owens-Illinois Company Other manufacturing 403 191
Baker Hughes Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates 1356 201
Penske National Association of Manufacturers 584 202
Harley-Davidson National Association of Manufacturers 216 216
DHL Company Logistics 249 249
McDonald's U.S. Council for International Business 261 261
ExxonMobil Business Roundtable 3802 266
Adecco U.S. Council for International Business 368 299
Rheem Manufacturing Company Company Other manufacturing 306 306
Navistar International National Association of Manufacturers 2436 336
UPS Company Logistics 342 342
Verizon U.S. Council for International Business 363 359
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Company Financial 369 369
Fruit of the Loom American Apparel and Footwear Association 12792 376
McCormick and Company National Foreign Trade Council 388 388
Bayer Business Roundtable 1961 397
CNH Industrial Company Electronics/machinery 626 448
Western Union Business Roundtable 467 467
Oracle Company Technology 474 474
Accenture Business Roundtable 547 483
Raytheon Business Roundtable 561 561
The Kraft Heinz Company Company Food 1870 568
Renfro American Apparel and Footwear Association 2913 580
American Express Business Roundtable 582 582
Hilton U.S. Council for International Business 601 601
Citigroup Company Financial 613 613
Ingersoll Rand Business Roundtable 1212 619
New York Life Insurance Business Roundtable 625 625
Cintas Business Roundtable 823 634
Travelers Business Roundtable 637 637
BP Business Roundtable 1439 644
Sprint U.S. Council for International Business 668 668
Energizer National Electrical Manufacturers Association