Tag: TPP

Tell the U.S. Trade Representative NAFTA must prioritize working families

Recently, the Trump administration notified Congress that it plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement — better known as NAFTA — with powerful corporations and some in the president’s administration saying it simply needs to be “modernized.” The U.S. Trade Representative’s office is accepting comments from the public until June 12. It’s important that working people speak up for ourselves now, the same as we did with the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to leave a comment for the U.S. Trade Representative about why a trade deal that takes working people into account is important to you. NAFTA — ... Read more

Statement by UAW President Dennis Williams on President Trump’s Executive Order Withdrawing from the TPP

The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding President Trump’s 1/23/17 Executive Order withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement “UAW members around the country have long rallied against the deeply flawed corporate driven TPP that puts quarterly profits before worker paychecks. We commend President Trump for withdrawing from the TPP and Congressional leaders, such as Sherrod Brown and Debbie Stabenow, for their leadership in opposing this job killing trade agreement. This is a victory for American workers and families.”  

ICYMI: Hillary Clinton explains her position on Jobs and the Economy to UAW Members

Hillary Clinton joined in for a tele-town hall with UAW members and UAW President Dennis Williams to explain her position on issues that are important to working families. Listen to the podcast: https://uaw.org/app/uploads/2016/09/MP3-Hillary-on-Jobs-and-the-Economy.mp3

ICYMI: Hillary Clinton explains her position on Trade to UAW Members

Hillary Clinton joined in for a tele-town hall with UAW members and UAW President, Dennis Williams to explain her position on issues that are important to working families. Listen to the podcast: https://uaw.org/app/uploads/2016/09/MP3-Hillary-on-Trade.mp3

Call Congress and tell them: Stop the TPP!

CALL CONGRESS 1-855-712-8441 NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY SEPT. 14 Multinational corporations and Republican congressional leaders want to jam through the TPP—an awful trade deal that will put Americans out of work, degrade environmental protections and increase prescription drug prices—during the lame-duck congressional session after the elections. Call your member of Congress and tell him or her: NO TPP IN THE LAME-DUCK SESSION.

Member highlights from the Democratic National Convention

Dennis Williams Speech Judy Calhoun – Region 5 Joe Taylor III – Region 2B Jason Barlow – Region 2B John Bowman — Region 5 UAW members talk TPP  

The UAW Endorsement Process

This week, we’ve heard a lot from UAW members about the presidential election. The engagement – even when we disagree – is healthy and an important part of the democracy of our union. One theme that comes through from all points of view is the importance of electing a president who UAW members have an important choice to make in this fall’s general election when they choose who they want to be our next U.S. president. The UAW has waited patiently for the presidential primary process to run its course and, at this stage of the process, it is time ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Ford Mexico Announcement

The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding Ford Motor Company’s announcement today that it will build a new assembly plant in Mexico: Today’s announcement that Ford is investing in Mexico is a disappointment and very troubling. For every investment in Mexico it means jobs that could have and should have been available right here in the USA. This is another example of what’s wrong with NAFTA and why the TPP would be a disaster for the citizens of the United States. Companies continue to run to low-wage countries and import back into the United States. This ... Read more