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Times Recorder: Protecting workers from unfair trade

Earlier this month I have traveled our state, meeting with workers and businesses about the future of U.S. trade policy. Ohioans are sending one message, loud and clear: the last thing we need is another NAFTA.

Several years ago at my own expense, I toured a Mexican auto plant. It looked very similar to an American factory, with one key difference: the Mexican plant didn’t have a parking lot, because the workers there couldn’t afford to buy the cars they make.

Go around the world, and you see this same scenario across continents and industries. In Bangladesh, in the clothing factories, the workers don’t get paid enough to buy the designer clothing they make. In Colombia, the workers in the flower industry don’t make enough to buy the flowers they help to grow. Go to China, where workers in an Apple factory can’t afford to buy the iPhones they are making.

Morrow County Sentinel: Not Another NAFTA

Earlier this month I have traveled our state, meeting with workers and businesses about the future of U.S. trade policy. Ohioans are sending one message, loud and clear: the last thing we need is another NAFTA.

Several years ago at my own expense, I toured a Mexican auto plant. It looked very similar to an American factory, with one key difference: the Mexican plant didn’t have a parking lot, because the workers there couldn’t afford to buy the cars they make.

Go around the world, and you see this same scenario across continents and industries. In Bangladesh, in the clothing factories, the workers don’t get paid enough to buy the designer clothing they make. In Colombia, the workers in the flower industry don’t make enough to buy the flowers they help to grow. Go to China, where workers in an Apple factory can’t afford to buy the iPhones they are making.

Cleveland.com: Sen. Sherrod Brown, 93 other members of Congress arrive in Alabama for civil rights pilgrimage

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said today he is seeking to extend a government program that has provided health care coverage to children from low- and moderate-incomes families the last 18 years.

The Columbus Dispatch: Sen. Brown urges extension of child health care program

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said today he is seeking to extend a government program that has provided health care coverage to children from low- and moderate-incomes families the last 18 years.

The Clermont Sun: Standing up for American jobs by addressing trade cheats

Op-ed: Sherrod’s reaching across the aisle to address Chinese currency manipulation and stand up for American jobs. This bipartisan plan could create five million jobs, increase our GDP by as much as $720 billion, and bolster American manufacturing—all at no cost to taxpayers. “Foreign companies who skirt the rules are actively undermining the effectiveness of…

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Rachel Maddow Show: Democrats see advantage in running on Obama economic record in 2016

On Thursday night’s episode of the The Rachel Maddow Show, Sherrod made the case for Democrats to take a strong position fighting for middle class families.

America should build its economy from the middle out, not the top down.

Sherrod said, “We know what works and we know what doesn’t, and we need to make that contrast much more strongly than we have.”

The Blade: Sen. Brown seeks extend health program funding

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said today he is seeking to extend a government program that has provided health care coverage to children from low- and moderate-incomes families the last 18 years.