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Say No to Secret Trade Deals

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 […]

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Unionists Ignore Downpour, Fight Fast Track

WASHINGTON –Come hell or high water – in this case, the latest in D.C.’s year of downpours – hundreds of unionists gathered on Capitol Hill on May 7 to campaign against “fast-track” trade legislation and the anti-worker trade treaties the measure would lead to. And after hearing a parade of pro-worker lawmakers denounce the pacts and fast-track, the crowd, exhorted […]

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Trumka to Obama: Fast-Track is Dead; Construct Pro-Worker Trade Policy

WASHINGTON –Declaring presidential “fast-track” trade authority dead, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is challenging Democratic President Barack Obama to construct a new pro-worker U.S. trade policy, as part of larger pro-worker economic policy. In a major speech on fast-track and trade, and in Q&A afterwards, Trumka called the president’s trade plan “dead on arrival” in the U.S. Senate because then-Senate Finance […]

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