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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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.
The Fact Checker frequently warns readers to be wary of claims by politicians that various policy initiatives will yield tens of thousands of jobs. Such claims are often based on studies that rely on a variety of assumptions, any of which can be called into question. So we were interested when we received a call from a reader who wondered how the administration calculated that a proposed international trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, would support some 650,000 jobs.
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.