June 19, 2015
“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.”
Please join us next Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 4-6pm outside Rep. Price’s office in Chapel Hill if you care about keeping jobs in the U.S., food safety, internet freedom, affordable medicine, and stopping climate change,
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 – […]
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.
The Town of Chapel Hill adopted a resolution at its April 27 council asking area Congressman David Price and Senators Burr and Tillis to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership over its dangerous ISDS provision that would “undermine the ability of governments to enact laws to protect human rights, labor and environmental standards.”
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.
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.
Leaked text from the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations published by Wikileaks reveals that the TPP would give corporations sweeping new powers over the U.S. government, a revelation that “must be a wake up call for our nation”, says CWA President Larry Cohen.
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.
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.
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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