October 5, 2011
AFL-CIO Opposes Korea, Columbia, Panama Unfair Trade Agreements
Ad campaign launched against job-killing trade pacts
Standing up for working families who have seen their jobs shipped overseas, the AFL-CIO has launched ads calling on Congress to oppose flawed trade deals with Korea, Colombia, and Panama. The ads coincide with a fly-in lobby day bringing hundreds of workers to DC to call for a new trade model which benefits working families.
Yesterday, October 4, was our national call-in day to oppose these job-killing trade pacts. But every day is another day to call your member of Congress and tell him or her to “Vote NO” on the unfair Korea, Columbia, and Panama trade deals. Call 1-800-718-1008 to deliver this message!
According to the Economic Policy Institute, the Korea trade deal would destroy 159,000 US jobs. Colombia continues to be the most dangerous place in the world for trade unionists where 51 trade unionists were assassinated last year and 22 so far this year. And Panama, which routinely tramples workers’ rights, is a known haven for tax dodgers and money launderers.
Check out the ad, which ran in The Hill, Roll Call, and Politico newspapers: