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>> President Donald Trump kicked off Labor Day with an attack on the leader of the nation's largest union, saying on Twitter that AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka had represented his union poorly. And that, quote, some of the things he said were so against the working men and women of our country, and the success of the U.S. itself, that it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly.
The disparaging tweet came after Trumka on Sunday criticized the President's policies in a Fox News interview. Saying, quote, unfortunately, to date, the things he's done to hurt workers outpace what he's done to help workers.>> What our lousy trade deals have done->> Trumka cited changes to the tax code that encourage companies to outsource jobs, the administration's failure to produce an infrastructure program, and its overturning of regulations, including some protecting workers' health and safety.
The AFL-CIO president also addressed NAFTA negotiations noting that the economies of Mexico, Canada, and the United States are heavily integrated. Last week Trump proposed a separate trade deal with Mexico, and said on Saturday that there is no need to keep Canada in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
>> At least Canada knows where it stands.>> He also warned Congress not to meddle with the talks, or he would terminate the trilateral pact altogether. An influential figure on trade issues, Trumpka's support will likely be needed for the passage of any legislation on trade promoted by the White House.
>> We're all about creating jobs.