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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(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa in response to the White House’s issuance of a final NAFTA notification letter today that will lead to a renegotiation of the North American trade agreement in the coming months.
Congress and the White House have an opportunity to help workers by fixing NAFTA and cutting the Cadillac Tax that penalizes people for having good insurance. There's no excuse not to do it.
The defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership shouldn't be the end of U.S. efforts to revamp the import and export of goods.
Trade victory is a start in getting workers' needs addressed. But investing in infrastructure would be a big step forward.
Sanders, lawmakers laud defeat of Pacific Rim agreement. But they also discuss a path forward.
Teamsters and allies are the real reason why terrible Pacific Rim trade deal won't be moving forward.
Two years after thousands of children from Latin America sought refuge in this country, a new report says TPP could cause a repeat performance.
Lousy trade deals, not automation, is causing thousands of manufacturing jobs to vanish from this country.