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.
March 26, 2015
Leaked investor chapter of the TPP worse than imagined
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.
March 4, 2015
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.
March 4, 2015
Fast Track and the TPP is all about secrecy
WARNING: Once you watch this video you won’t be able to get the catchy tune out of your head! But watch and share it anyway because this time what you and your friends and family don’t know will hurt you.
March 4, 2015
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.
February 6, 2015
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.
January 30, 2015
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.
January 16, 2015
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.
November 21, 2014
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).
October 3, 2014
Witness for Peace speaker tour to talk trade in NC
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.
January 17, 2014
CWA President Larry Cohen testifies on trade
Don’t fast track the corporate power grab and global race to the bottom!
January 10, 2014
The Fast Track to “NAFTA on steroids”?
We must not allow Congress to give away its authority to save us from the TPP!
October 18, 2013
Talking TPP on NC Public Radio
MaryBe McMillan went on “The State of Things” to talk about the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership.
October 11, 2013
Op-Ed: TPP would be disastrous for North Carolina
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would continue the Korea FTA’s job-eroding legacy.
September 26, 2013
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.