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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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.
Lawmaker, a top critic of deal, says trade can't improve economy unless workers' needs are considered.
Democrats and Republicans agree that NAFTA, other pacts cost American jobs.
Even pro-trade academics are raising concerns about the Pacific Rim trade deal's ISDS provisions.
(ATLANTA) – Dozens of members of Teamsters Local 728, the Sierra Club and other unions voiced their opposition to the appearance of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman and UPS CEO David Abney at the Commerce Club this morning, saying the two were promoting agendas that would lessen the power of unions and cause jobs to be shipped overseas.