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News from EPI Media Advisory: The Effects of China Trade on U.S. Workers and the Economy

On Friday, November 1, EPI economist Rob Scott will discuss his recent paper on China trade, jobs and wages at a panel discussion at the AFL-CIO.

American manufacturing provides good jobs with excellent wages and benefits. But the entry of China into the World Trade Organization in 2001 cost the U.S. economy $37 billion in lost wages in 2011 alone. The U.S.-China trade deficit between 2001 and 2011 eliminated more than 2.1 million manufacturing jobs.

Based on Scott’s recent report, “Trading away the manufacturing advantage,” this discussion will examine the effects of China trade on U.S. workers and our economy.

What: Panel discussion, “The Effects of China Trade on U.S. Workers and the Economy”

Who: Rob Scott, Economic Policy Institute

Celeste Drake, AFL-CIO

Don Morton, Alliance for American Manufacturing

When: Friday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. eastern.

Where: AFL-CIO
815 16th St., N.W.
Washington, DC

Click here to RSVP.