Could The TTIP Bring European Workers’ Rights To The U.S.?

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Could The TTIP Bring European Workers’ Rights To The U.S.?

By Alexander Hagelüken and Alexander Mühlauer

Foto: dpa

Pat Dujakovich has an axe mounted on his office wall. He is still a fireman, despite the fact that he is no longer on regular daily duty. Dujakovich, whom everyone calls “Duke,” is president of the AFL-CIO trade union of greater Kansas City. It is not, he says, an easy job. “I am a fireman, I don’t have the education of those on the other side of the table,” Dujakovich says.

The faces “on the other side of the table” are businessmen, CEOs of large companies, who place all their economic hopes and dreams on the success of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).With his firm handshake, bald head and moustache, Duks also has great hopes for the TTIP, in regards to what it could mean for wages as well as…

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