Post Tagged with: "Trade"

On Trade, It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over…And Sometimes Not Even Then

When it comes to enforcing trade rules against subsidized foreign imports, keep in mind the quote from that great sage, Yogi Berra: “It ain’t over till it’s over.” And sometimes not even then.

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

Feds: Fatal Clothing Factory Collapse Forces U.S. Decision On Trade Preferences For Bangladesh

WASHINGTON—The recent fatal collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh, which killed 1,129 workers forced inside to toil making clothes for firms that sold to U.S. and European retailers, has forced the Obama administration to decide by the end of this month whether to yank trade preferences for Bangladesh.

Read more ›

BLDG. Trades To Meet Both Massachusetts U.S. Senate Nominees

BOSTON —With their favored candidate, former Ironworkers Local 7 President Stephen Lynch, losing the U.S. Senate Democratic primary in Massachusetts, building trades union leaders say they will meet with both major-party nominees in the battle before making an endorsement in the upcoming special general election. The decision, released May 1 by Building Trades Department President Sean McGarvey, is notable because […]

Read more ›

McGarvey: BLDG. Trades Unions Face Huge Opportunity, Huge Problem

WASHINGTON —The nation’s building trades unions face a huge opportunity, via building new projects for the energy industry, and a huge problem, their aging membership, says their top leader, Sean McGarvey. In his keynote address to the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades legislative conference in Washington in late April, McGarvey forecast energy companies would need well-trained, highly skilled, experienced union […]

Read more ›