Unions participating in a federal trade advisory board are united in their opposition to the Pacific Rim agreement because it hurts, not helps, workers.
Why would Congress want to scrap trucker rest break rules in California and 21 other states that could endanger motorist safety even when the courts have ruled against it? Because the industry wants it to!
Now that the public can see the trade deal's text for itself, it clear the Pacific Rim agreement only profits big business.
While it's good news Congress is close to approving the first long-term funding bill in more than a decade, keep roadways safe for motorists is essential.
Truckers don't need longer trailers, they need better roads. Congress should focus on infrastructure investment.
Cutting beneficiaries' retirement to the bone is not the way to solve this crisis.
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.
Everyday Americans who worked hard for decades should be able to receive the retirement nest egg they paid into, especially when banks which invested the monies are raking in huge profits.