(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.
Hundreds rallied in DC on June 2 demanding transparency in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal talks. They called on U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to release the text of the agreement, which is still shrouded in secrecy.
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.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on today’s Senate vote for cloture on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill.
While fair trade advocates have won the initial battle against fast track, the war is far from over. And there are numerous bipartisan reasons to oppose it.