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.
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Pro-trade lawmakers in the House and Senate are trying to jam through fast track legislation this week. It took years to craft the bill, so what's the hurry?
Proponents of so-called free trade like to say that workers around the world are helped by such agreements. But in reality that's far from the truth.
The Teamsters joined with 1,200 others on Capitol Hill to demand Congress oppose fast track legislation that will speed unfair trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership through Congress with little review.
Meet the new fast track, same as the old fast track. Workers will pay the price if legislation makes it through Congress.
WikiLeaks did the public a big favor by making ISDS chapter language available. Now people can see for themselves they are going to get the short-shrift from TPP.
Lori Wallach, Director of Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast Track authority on the Leslie Marshall Show.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to United States Trade Representative Michael Froman’s claims that the U.S. has a trade surplus with its free trade agreement partners, contradicting U.S. International Trade Commission data showing a large trade deficit.
The creation of fake coalitions that pretend to be on the side of workers doesn't change the fact that fast track, TPP are bad for America.