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[Excerpt] The IRRA-NAFTA Committee was first appointed in 1995 by then president, Walter Gershenfeld, to make a report to the membership on the industrial relations implications of NAFTA and other trade-related developments. The Committee's mandate was renewed in 1996 by president Hoyt Wheeler. In this year's report the committee focused on some of the attempts that are underway to improve protection of labor interests under free trade conditions. This is a summary of the longer full report available upon request from the IRRA National Office.


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Cook, M. L., Gunderson, M., Thompson, M., & Verma, A. (1997). Making free trade more fair: Developments in protecting labor rights [Electronic version]. Labor Law Journal, 48(8), 519-529.

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