NAFTA http://michiganradio.org en How has NAFTA affected the auto industry in Michigan? http://michiganradio.org/post/how-has-nafta-affected-auto-industry-michigan <p>We've been exploring the effects of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, recently. NAFTA is 20 years old this year and has had dramatic effects on the state and U.S. economy.</p><p>What has NAFTA meant to the auto industry, in particular, the movement of companies and jobs to Mexico – companies and jobs that used to be based in Michigan?</p><p>We turned to Stateside's partners at the BBC for more information. BBC correspondent Luis Fajardo joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:17:34 +0000 Stateside Staff 16399 at http://michiganradio.org How has NAFTA affected the auto industry in Michigan? How has NAFTA affected Michigan? http://michiganradio.org/post/how-has-nafta-affected-michigan <p>It’s been 20 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect. It drastically changed the economic relationship between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.</p><p>While signing the bill into law, then-President Clinton said, “NAFTA means jobs. American jobs, and good-paying American jobs.”</p><p>So, let’s spend the next little while taking stock of NAFTA, and what it’s meant particularly to Michigan, it’s economy, the auto industry, and the state’s workers.</p><p>Patrick Anderson, the CEO of the Michigan-based Anderson Economic Group, and Harley Shaiken, a professor at the University of California Berkeley who specializes in labor and the global economy joined us today.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:55:47 +0000 Stateside Staff 16294 at http://michiganradio.org How has NAFTA affected Michigan?