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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Fast Track is the Wrong Track for Teamsters
Congressional leaders and the administration are supportive of fast track. But the deal is a loser for hardworking Americans. That's why the Teamsters and our allies need to let lawmakers just how bad it is.
Please participate in today's National Call-in Day against Fast Track by calling your Representative and Senators now at (888) 979-9806. Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would pose a grave risk to good-paying jobs and economic equality in the United States and beyond.
After successfully deciding to bailout out the auto industry in order to save thousands of jobs, it makes no sense for the administration to back bad trade deals that will just ship more jobs overseas.
At what could be the last TPP negotiating session in Washington, unions and fair trade activists join together to raise concerns about the trade deal in front of the USTR office.
Big business' favorite legislators are being schooled this week on what issues to take up next year, and minimum wage, right-to-work and trade are near the top of the list. The public needs to be vigiliant to stop this government takeover.
Now is not the time for the public to let their guards down when it comes to fast-track trade promotion. Whether Congress decides to take it up this month or next year, it is still a raw deal for workers.
WASHINGTON — As President Obama prepares to leave for Asia in another attempt to finalize the stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, a broad coalition of labor, environmental and consumer groups delivered over half a million petition signatures and letters to key Congressional leaders today opposing Fast Track authority for the pact.
Pose with this Fast Track is the Wrong Track sign and post it to Facebook to show your opposition to Fast Track. Now is the time to stop letting massive corporations ship American jobs overseas and in the process dump U.S. wages overboard along the way. This country needs to rebuild the middle class and that will only come if trade deals include provisions that protect workers. But that won’t happen if we don’t get out and vote. Protect U.S. jobs by supporting candidates that stick up for hardworking Americans.