Clinton 'watching closely' for worker protections in Obama's Pacific trade deal

Economic IndicatorsAssociated Press

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will be closely watching efforts by the Obama administration to negotiate a broad trade policy pact with Pacific nations that's raising concerns over potential harm to workers.

As she kicks off her presidential campaign, Clinton is under pressure from the liberal wing of her party to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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In a statement issued Friday, Clinton's Democratic presidential campaign says she believes that any new trade measure should "protect American workers, raise wages and create more good jobs at home."

The campaign says that Clinton thinks the U.S. should reject any final deal that does not satisfy those criteria.