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
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.
(Washington, DC, March 3, 2016) – A new report released today from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) offers further data that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is fatally flawed. “EPI’s new report quantifies what a mistake it was to leave currency rules out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The trade deficit with TPP countries – attributable in large part to misaligned currency – cost America’s working families 2 million jobs in 2015, more than half in manufacturing,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “Omitting currency rules from the TPP benefits Wall Street, making the TPP a tool for off-shoring jobs, not for job ... Read more
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
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