This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people. What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then. Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.
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NAFTA 2.0 Must Put Workers First
Trade commission report sets low bar for trade deal benefits, but even they might be too rosy.
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa about trade representatives from the U.S. and 11 other countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signing a final agreement later today in New Zealand that allows the trade deal to now go before all member nations for ratification.
Opponents remind White House before State of the Union speech that Pacific Rim trade deal won't help workers.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the issuance of a House-Senate conference report on a customs reauthorization bill 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.
Unions participating in a federal trade advisory board are united in their opposition to the Pacific Rim agreement because it hurts, not helps, workers.
(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.