Trade

  • Ask Rep. G.K. Butterfield to declare opposition to TPP

    Join us April 5th for Rep. Butterfield’s ‘State of the District Address’ in Durham to ask him to Stop TPP!

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  • National Trade Lobby Day is Feb. 10th

    As our fight to defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continues, the national AFL-CIO is calling state and local labor leaders and affiliates to Washington, DC for a lobbying blitz on February 10th – and for everyone else to flood Congress with phone calls against the TPP.

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  • Leo Gerard: The TPP is another deadly trade deal

    After years of decline, the death rate for the least educated middle-aged white Americans has increased since NAFTA, and “half a million people are dead who should not be dead,” say economists.

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  • AFL-CIO: Top 5 Scariest Things About the TPP

    Just in time for Halloween, Celeste Drake, Trade & Globalization Policy Specialist at the AFL-CIO, has written a blog post with the five scariest things about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (aka “NAFTA on steroids”).

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  • The fight to stop the TPP continues

    “We are at the end of the second quarter and the score is tied 1-1,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “We look forward to the third and fourth quarters.”

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  • AFL-CIO: Stop Fast Track (TPP) (VIDEO)

    If we want to raise wages, protect our jobs, and save American manufacturing, we need to stop “fast track”!

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  • No to “Fast Track” – Durham People’s Alliance

    Community opposition to granting President Obama “Fast Track” power to expedite through Congress dangerous new trade and investment agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership is growing! Yesterday the Durham People’s Alliance published this letter to Congressman David Price, whose district includes the Bull City, urging him reject “Fast Track” legislation, which would essentially guarantee passage of the TPP – […]

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  • Dear Rep. David Price, #StopFastTrack!

    Workers, students, and retirees from across North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District and beyond are speaking out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership by speaking up with one message: Dear Congressman Price, Stop Fast-Track!

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  • Lack of currency manipulation fix in TPP hurts jobs

    According to researchers at the Economic Policy Institute, using the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to eliminate currency manipulation would create jobs in every congressional district. The only problem? There is no rule in the TPP to crack down on currency cheaters like Japan and China.

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  • Coalition to Stop Fast Track launches ad campaign in North Carolina

    The Coalition to Stop Fast Track began airing television ads in the Raleigh/Durham media market, encouraging voters to urge Congressman David Price to oppose Trade Promotion Authority, nicknamed “fast track”, which Congress is expected to vote on within the next two weeks.

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  • Get the facts on “Fast Track 2015” legislation

    The AFL-CIO opposes the Hatch-Wyden-Ryan “Fast Track 2015” Legislation (S. 995/H.R. 1890), and here’s why.

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  • Raleigh groups call on U.S. Rep. David Price to oppose Fast-Track and TPP

    Unions, environmental, and community groups held a press conference in Raleigh to call upon U.S. Rep. David Price to oppose “Fast-Track” legislation as part of a national day of action highlighting the devastating impact fast track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement would have on good jobs and communities.

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  • Labor movement is united in opposition to “Fast Track”

    For the first time ever, the leaders of every major union in the United States – including unions in both the AFL-CIO and Change to Win federations – have united in opposition to “fast tracking” dangerous trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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  • Fayetteville holds public forum on “Fast Track” (3/11)

    A public town hall meeting March 11th in Fayetteville will focus on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the effort by Big Business and others to push it through Congress by a “fast track” process, which means members of Congress must vote on the 1,200 + page TPP treaty with almost no debate and no ability to amend it. Free refreshments will be provided.

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  • Rep. Alma Adams pledges her opposition to “Fast Track”

    Rep. Adams listened as her constituents talked about how no “free trade” agreement, no matter how terrible for American workers or consumers or our democracy itself, has ever been defeated once given “fast track” status. The TPP would be the worst such agreement yet, and Rep. Adams pledged to stand with her constituents against both “fast track” and the TPP.

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