Tag: China

Statement of UAW President Rory Gamble in the Phase 1 Trade Agreement with China

“Over the past several decades, corporate driven trade deals and tax laws with anti-labor incentives have rewarded companies that abandoned U.S. workers and communities. This has resulted in millions of good manufacturing jobs being shipped overseas to countries that trample workers’ rights, suppress workers’ wages and diminish dignity on the job. China is one of those countries – and as you would assume, over this time, our trade deficit with China has exploded. Between 2001 and 2018, the U.S. trade deficit in goods grew over 500%, to over $400 billion in in 2018. According to the Economic Policy Institute, trade with China over ... Read more

Statement on US WTO Complaint Regarding Chinese Tax Exemption on Aircraft

“International trade plays a vital role in our economy, accounting for roughly thirty percent of the GDP and directly impacting millions of jobs. Unfortunately, many of our trading partners routinely cut corners and break rules to get an unfair advantage both stateside and abroad. The consequences are severe as millions of jobs in the manufacturing sector alone have been lost in recent decades due to unfair trade practices. Today the U.S. Government took a strong stand with the WTO to protect U.S. jobs by exposing the unfair and concealed advantage of Chinese aircraft companies over sales of American aircraft and ... Read more

UAW VP Cindy Estrada’s statement on GM announcement that they will import Envision from China for U.S. market

The following can be attributed to UAW Vice President and Director of the General Motors Department, Cindy Estrada: “Today’s announcement by General Motors that they are importing the Envision from China is a slap in the face to U.S. Taxpayers and the men and women who worked so hard to save GM during its darkest time. General Motors continues to use the slogan, “Build it where you sell it.”  The Company should adhere to their own words and should reconsider this decision and place this product into one of their facilities in the United States.  The men and women of ... Read more