"Unfortunately, to date, the things that he has done to hurt workers outpace what he's done to help workers", Trumka said.
"Congress should not interfere with these negotiations or I will simply terminate NAFTA entirely and we will be far better off". "Our officials are continuing to work toward agreement", he said, adding that the talks will be resumed on Wednesday. Talks between the United States and Canada for revamping the trade deal, which includes Mexico, failed.
Driving that optimism was agreement on auto content that would favour Canada and the United States due to their higher-wage workers, making it less appealing for manufacturers to move production to Mexico.
He warned that unless the new deal is a trilateral one, it won't get congressional backing or the support of the business community.
But Freeland couldn't break an impasse in four days of negotiations with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
The negotiations had taken an odd turn for the worse Friday over news that President Donald Trump had told Bloomberg News that he wasn't willing to make any concessions to Canada. Trumka, whose organization is an umbrella group for most unions, said the economies of the United States, Canada and Mexico are "integrated" and "it's pretty hard to see how that would work without having Canada in the deal".
The U.S. wants it out of the deal, but Canada says it must be included.
'If we don't make a fair deal for the USA after decade of abuse, Canada will be out.
At this key time, Canada can not let up on its targeted cultivation of USA contacts, former Canadian diplomat Colin Robertson said, in order to keep pressure on the White House not to leave Canada by the wayside.
Trump has charged that the deal wiped out American factory jobs. In recent days, Trump has used the two countries' cooperation as leverage against Canada, threatening to exclude the new mortal enemy of the U.S from the deal altogether if it doesn't agree to the new framework - which includes conditions on auto manufacturing that the US had sought in negotiations.
The Friday deadline was aimed at getting the deal approved before the December 1 inauguration of Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a far-left politician who some fear will scuttle a deal.
On Monday, Trump touted the economy, saying 'Our country is doing better than ever before with unemployment setting record lows.' He added, 'The Worker in America is doing better than ever before. "I think the key decision was freezing Canada out and then negotiating directly with Mexico". Ottawa does have other complaints.
Experts have said the flashpoints include trade barriers that protect Canadian dairy farmers and Ottawa's insistence on keeping Nafta provisions for resolving disputes.
A spokesperson said Trudeau also spoke with Jerry Dias, the president of the Unifor union which represents autoworkers, and Hassan Yussuff, the president of the Canadian Labour Congress. Between 8 and 10 percent of Kansas agriculture exports are sold to Canada, including meat from the state's packing plants, flour and soybean products.