• The worst trade deal you’ve never heard of

    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.

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  • 10 Reasons for Congress to reject “Fast Track”

    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.

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  • Panel on pending trade deals coming to Charlotte (12/1)

    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).

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  • Witness for Peace speaker tour to talk trade in NC

    photo of Julia Vallejos

    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.

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  • CWA President Larry Cohen testifies on trade

    Don’t fast track the corporate power grab and global race to the bottom!

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  • The Fast Track to “NAFTA on steroids”?

    We must not allow Congress to give away its authority to save us from the TPP!

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  • Talking TPP on NC Public Radio

    MaryBe McMillan went on “The State of Things” to talk about the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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  • Op-Ed: TPP would be disastrous for North Carolina

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership would continue the Korea FTA’s job-eroding legacy.

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  • Call now to stop the Trans Pacific Partnership

    Two members of Congress from North Carolina could cast deciding votes on whether or not to put TPP on the fast track to passage.

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  • Crucial Conversation: Worse than NAFTA? (9/26)

    Join us and NC Policy Watch for a very crucial conversation luncheon about the T.P.P.

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  • Offshoring jobs continues to drag down N.C.’s economy

    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.

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  • AFL-CIO Opposes Korea, Columbia, Panama Unfair Trade Agreements

    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!

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  • Report: North Carolina Has Lost 107k+ Jobs to China

    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.

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  • Why Free Trade Doesn’t Work by Ian Fletcher

    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.

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  • Excellent Column About Unemployed Workers

    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:

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