The CWA News | Jobs Lost Due to NAFTA and China

Volume 75, Issue #1 | Spring 2015

Just three trade agreements – NAFTA, China and Korea, caused a net loss of more than 4 million U.S. jobs. Here’s what we can expect from the TPP.

  • Projected loss of 91,500 U.S. auto jobs to Japan with a reduction of 225,000 automobiles produced in the U.S. [Source: Center for Automotive Research.]

  • Projected loss of 522,000 jobs in the U.S. textile and related sectors to Vietnam over an eight year period. [Source: National Council of Textile Organizations.]

  • Corporations already have offshored an estimated 3.4 million U.S. service jobs, including call center jobs and IT work. The TPP would encourage even more offshoring of service jobs because the TPP would permit any foreign firm to supply services to the U.S. without employing any U.S. workers.
  • Millions of public sector jobs are at risk. The TPP requires that foreign firms operating in the U.S. get equal access to federal and state procurement contracts.

Jobs Lost - State by State