Tag: Fast Track

Tell our TPP negotiators: go back to the table and fight for working men and women in this country

A Message from UAW President Dennis Williams: I hope you saw my recent statement about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP) and its possible impact. The bottom line is: it’s critically important that, as a country, we craft trade agreements that are good for American families and create economic stability. Public statements and reports indicate the TPP currently falls short of this standard. That’s why I’m asking you to add your voice to UAW members across the country who are telling our trade representatives to come back with a deal that creates a level playing field and protects working men ... Read more

UAW President Dennis Williams statement on the passage of Fast Track

Today Congress turned their backs on the American people and voted to not do their job. Instead, they surrendered their constitutional authority to the executive branch. With this terrible “Fast Track” bill, for the next six years, all free trade agreements will be voted on in Congress without meaningful debate. Clearly, this bill is designed to lead to the passage of trade treaties we cannot see or make changes to, but we will live under for decades to come. This is not how our democracy is supposed to work. Providing elected leaders an up or down vote after the agreement ... Read more

UAW President Dennis Williams’ Statement on the Passage of Fast Track in the House

UAW President, Dennis Williams Today Congress turned their backs on the American people and voted to not do their job. Instead, they surrendered their constitutional authority to the executive branch. With this terrible “Fast Track” bill, for the next six years, all free trade agreements will be voted on in Congress without meaningful debate. Clearly, this bill is designed to lead to the passage of trade treaties we cannot see or make changes to, but we will live under for decades to come. This is not how our democracy is supposed to work. Providing elected leaders an up or down ... Read more

Fast Track is bad for UAW Families

The UAW strongly opposes Fast Track because historically, Fast Track has led to unfair trade practices that have left millions of American workers out of work. Fast Track makes it easier for U.S. companies to move overseas where they can abuse workers and the environment. Fast Track keeps Congress from doing its job: shaping and debating legislation and only gives elected leaders an up or down vote. Fast Track authority only serves to make it easier to pass trade deals and provide certainty for negotiators, but provides no certainty to the American worker. CALL CONGRESS AND TELL THEM: NO ON ... Read more