Say No to Secret Trade Deals

Fast Track is a process used to negotiate massive trade deals, without transparency, that will ship jobs overseas to Asia, Central America, and other low-wage regions of the world. This results in lower wages for U.S. workers, weakened food safety regulations, and poor financial oversight.

When these types of decisions are made behind closed doors, they tend to benefit the political and economic elites, all at the expense of the public at large. That is why the AFL-CIO, and AFSA, vehemently oppose the policy known as “Fast Track.”

The fight is now being debated in Congress. AFSA opposes the “Fast Track” trade bill in Congress for the following simple reasons:

1)         It will send more jobs overseas

2)         It will give more power to giant corporations

3)         It continues the same failed trade policies that leave working people behind

Unfortunately, the bill was approved by the Senate late Friday night. Now, it goes to the House, where the vote is expected to be tight – and we are preparing for a fight that may last through June.

The House needs to hear the voices of school leaders as clearly and as loudly and as often as possible. Please join us and our trade allies for a national call-in day Wednesday, June 3.

Dial 1-855-712-8441 and tell your representatives this simple message: The “Fast Track” trade bill in Congress will send jobs overseas and give more power to giant corporations. It continues the same failed trade policies that leave working people behind.

Thank you for leadership and participation in this important effort.

National Fast Track Call-In Day