AFL-CIO Praises Biden Trade Pick Tai as 'Worker Champion'
“Katherine Tai’s nomination signals a stark departure from the failed practices of the past.”
Tai played a key role in shaping the United States Mexico Canada Agreement — which the AFL-CIO endorsed — as the top trade counsel for the House Ways and Means committee, and previously headed the USTR legal team on China issues.
Trumka praised her work on enforceable labor provisions in the USMCA, a key Democratic demand for approving the update to the North American Free Trade Agreement demanded by President Trump. Democrats called the final product a model for future trade deals.