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) –Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa challenged House representatives to vote down a severely flawed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) bill in a letter delivered this morning.
Trade Adjustment Assistance will do little to help workers. And it will do a lot to hurt seniors due to Medicare cuts.
(WASHINGTON) – In a letter sent to House representatives today, the Teamsters joined eight other labor unions in expressing their opposition to a bill that would renew Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) without protecting millions of public sector workers while raiding Medicare for funding.
Supporters of greater trade transparency were rebuffed when they arrived at the U.S. Trade Representative's Office in Washington on Tuesday seeking to read the TPP's text. It's just one more reason why Congress can't give its approval to fast track.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the Senate’s approval of a fast track bill today that will make it easier for bad trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to move through Congress.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the Senate’s decision to invoke cloture and cut off debate on the fast track trade bill currently being considered by the chamber.
While Senate supporters of fast track are rushing to get the bill passed, bipartisan resistance to the measure keeps getting stronger. And now retirees could be hurt by the whole thing.