Post Tagged with: "TPP"

House Dems to Obama’s Trade Rep: Write Enforceable Labor Rights into Trans-Pacific Pact

WASHINGTON –The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact must include enforceable labor rights in its text, an overwhelming majority of House Democrats told the Obama administration’s U.S. Trade Representative on May 29.  And even if it does, the leaders of the group say, the TPP still faces tough sledding on Capitol Hill. The warning drew high praise from Communications Workers […]

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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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151 Dem Lawmakers to Obama: No to Fast Track

WASHINGTON—One hundred and fifty-one House Democrats – three of every four — mobilized by influential Reps. George Miller, D-Calif., and Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., told Democratic President Barack Obama on Nov. 13 that they will not vote for “fast track” trade negotiating authority for him. Their letter is important because Obama seeks fast track, now called Trade Promotion Authority, so he […]

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