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 the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the House passing a customs reauthorization bill today that does little to address the many shortfalls contained in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a deal which would lead to tens of thousands of U.S. jobs being shipped overseas and lower wages for many Americans.
Congress must close a loophole that allows some foreign goods made with child or forced labor to be imported into this country. That includes products from Malaysia, a TPP country.
Pacific Rim trade deal is 5,600 pages and seems to raising more questions than it answers.
Now that the public can see the trade deal's text for itself, it clear the Pacific Rim agreement only profits big business.
The fight against the Pacific Rim trade deal is not over now that negotiators have agreed to a proposal. It is only beginning in Congress and even the private sector.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to trade officials reaching an agreement on the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a deal which would lead to thousands of U.S. jobs being shipped overseas and unsafe food and products flooding our store shelves.
China's devaluation of the Yuan last week is a foreshadowing of what will happen as part of the TPP if language isn't included to address the matter.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to a new State Department document that improves the Malaysian government’s standing in its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. It was released at the same time that trade officials are currently meeting to discuss the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, and could allow Malaysia to participate in the trade deal despite being on the human trafficking watch list.