January 30, 2015
You’ve got to see this video post by former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton Administration, Robert Reich. Pay close attention at the 1 minute mark of this video. If that passes, it’s game over for workers.
When it comes to bad deals like the TPP, we would rather “leave it”. That is why on Wednesday, January 21st, people who want fair trade deals that put American workers, American businesses, and American democracy first will join our National “No Fast Track” Call-in Day.
Join us in Charlotte for an important panel discussion at 6:30 PM on Monday, December 1 and hear from workers, policy experts, congressional representatives, and union members on what you need to know about pending trade deals like TPA, TISA, TTIP, and “NAFTA on steroids” – the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
This October, Witness for Peace Southeast (WFPSE) is hosting Nicaraguan Fair Trade advocate Julia Vallejos, a founding member of Masili, a workers-owned, fair-trade, women’s cooperative operating in the Free Trade Zone in Nicaragua.
A recent brief by the Budget and Tax Center underlines just how serious a problem offshoring has been for North Carolina’s economy. Without all the losses from corporations shipping our jobs to China since 2001 and to Mexico in just one year, 2010, unemployment in North Carolina would be down almost to where it was before the Great Recession.
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. Call 1-800-718-1008 to tell your member of Congress to “Vote NO” on unfair trade!
107,390 jobs have been lost because of unfair trade practices with China, according to a report released by the Alliance for American Manufacturing. The report comes as Congress is set to debate new agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama in the coming weeks.
In this video, author Ian Fletcher, a research fellow at the U.S. Business & Industry Council, explains why free trade doesn’t work and talks about his book with the same title. This talk was given at the Heritage Foundation in Washington on July 16, 2010.
After the President delivered his State of the Union address, The Herald newspaper in Rock Hill, SC – where 15.7% of county residents are unemployed – published a column, Unemployed to politicians: “What country are they all living in?” Author Andrew Dys visited the local unemployment office to listen to the stories of job seekers and to get their reaction to all the talk from various politicians about jobs and unemployment:
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred and forty-thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.