Tag: Trans-Pacific Partnership

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  

TPP’s Lack of Currency Rules is Fatal Flaw for U.S. Workers

(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

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