By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News on May 11, 2011
Congress will soon be voting on whether to send good American jobs with good American benefits to countries with cheap labor and no benefits.
As soon as this month, so-called “free-trade agreements” with South Korea, Panama and Colombia will be sent to Capitol Hill. What politicians are calling “free trade” is actually freedom for CEOs to trade our jobs for more big salaries and bonuses.