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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(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.