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Sunday, December 22, 2013

SECRETARY OF LABOR PEREZ, OTHER OFFICIALS MEET WITH LABOR COMMITTEE OVER TRADE NEGOTIATIONS AND POLICY

FROM:  U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT 
Global Competition on the Table at Trade Policy Meeting

 Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez (center), joined by U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Michael Froman (left) and Carol Pier, deputy undersecretary of labor for the Bureau of International Labor Affairs meet with representatives of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy on December 16, 2013.

Secretary Perez, along with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, co-hosted a meeting of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy on Dec. 16. During the meeting, Perez and Froman met with the members of the LAC and participated in a lively and frank exchange of views on current international trade policies and issues affecting the labor community. Perez's message focused on the department's efforts to prepare the nation's workforce to meet the challenges of global competition, ensure a more level playing field for U.S. workers by enforcing labor obligations under our trade agreements, and increase U.S. jobs by opening foreign markets to U.S. exports. The LAC is part of the U.S. international trade policy advisory committee structure. Its purpose is to reflect the voice and advice of organized labor on U.S. trade policy and trade negotiation objectives and advise the administration on issues related to current U.S. trade