This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.
Fast Track Is The Wrong Track For Teamsters
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Some 26,000 Americans joined with the Teamsters to stop a bogus effort to count products made overseas by U.S. companies as American made. But there are more trade battles that still must be fought to stop the shipping of jobs overseas.
Trade patriots in both parties are taking a stand to make sure U.S. businesses don't lose a valuable tool that helps employ thousands of Americans. But more needs to be done to ensure the TPP doesn't strip the provision and hurt workers.
Candidates for office are talking the good talk when it comes to standing up for workers. But hard-working Americans need to play their part as well to ensure they follow through.
WASHINGTON. D.C. — More than 26,000 people nationwide have submitted comments opposing Obama administration proposals that would severely distort U.S. job and trade data by reclassifying U.S. corporations that offshore American jobs as “factoryless goods” manufacturers.
Many in Congress are saying a Pacific Rim trade deal now being negotiated should not be approved in its current form. But will lawmakers remain resolute in their opposition?
Three quarters of House Democrats signed onto a letter last week asking USTR Froman to protect workers' rights across the globe as Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations continue. But will it be enough to ensure protections both here and abroad?
D.C. rally is sign that there is a growing movement against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and fast track. And increasingly, it seems lawmakers are starting to listen.
While U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman says American workers stand to win big with new trade deals like the TPP, even supporters realize there are a lot of holes that need to be sewn up before the 12-nation Pacific Rim agreement can move forward.