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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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.
Paul Krugman was DC, giving a talk to the National Association of Business Economists. The subject was the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
(WASHINGTON) – Teamsters from around the country joined their union brothers and sisters on Capitol Hill today to meet with members of Congress to discuss their continued opposition to fast-track trade promotion authority, which would have a damaging impact on American workers.
The U.S. can no longer turn its back on currency manipulation, which drives down American jobs and raises the trade deficit. A bipartisan group of lawmakers agree. It's time for action.
Supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are quick to hammer home to anyone who will listen that the deal is a job-winner for the U.S., with Secretary of State John Kerry himself saying it would create 650,000 new jobs. Unfortunately for American workers, that’s just not true.