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How TPP Could Make Our Economy Worse

How TPP Could Make Our Economy Worse

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called “trade deal” that could cost 448,000 U.S. jobssuppress U.S. wages, and irreparably weaken our democracy and sovereignty.

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Trumka: TPP Is a New Low

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In a new op-ed for the Hill, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka explains the key reasons why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad for working people, both in the United States and overseas. Trumka describes the deal by saying that "the TPP is a giveaway to big corporations, special interests and all those who want economic rules that benefit the wealthy few."

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5 Reasons that Rosy Predictions About the TPP Are Wrong

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One of the billionaires crusading to cut working people’s Social Security now has his sights set on making the Trans-Pacific Partnership look like a sweet deal. Hint: It’s not.

Pete Peterson’s think tank, Peterson Institute for International Economics, just released a study in January 2016 predicting great economic growth from the TPP.  But the PIIE methods are so detached from reality that the conclusions are wrong. Here are the reasons why. 

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5 Important Quotes from Working People Speaking Out Against the TPP

5 Important Quotes from Working People Speaking Out Against the TPP

The deadline for public comments on the employment impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ended Jan. 13, and more  8,400 working people spoke out against it. Here are some highlights from the comments submitted to the U.S. Trade Representative (after the jump). 

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How to Tell TPP is a Bad Deal

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How do you tell if the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a good deal or a bad one?

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TPP Daily Debunk #2: Are TPP Critics Anti-Trade?

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Too many supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership don’t want to debate TPP on its merits. They want to be able to say, “Trade is inherently good, and the TPP promotes trade, so any thinking person must support it, despite its flaws.” By implying, and often outright stating, that TPP critics are uninformed protectionists who just oppose trade in any form, they attempt to shut down debate. Ever since we were kids on a playground, we have all known that name-calling is a way to shut down debate and not shed light on real issues. So why are so many TPP advocates doing this?

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TPP Daily Debunk #1: The ‘Most Progressive Trade Agreement Ever’

TPP Daily Debunk #1: The ‘Most Progressive Trade Agreement Ever’

We’ve all heard over and over that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the “most progressive trade agreement ever.” Even if we don’t know what the TPP is, we know it’s progressive. Or do we? 

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'The Hardworking Families of the AFL-CIO Will Join with Our Allies to Defeat the TPP,' says Trumka

'The Hardworking Families of the AFL-CIO Will Join with Our Allies to Defeat the TPP,' says Trumka

From what we have reviewed so far, we are deeply disappointed that our policy recommendations and those of our trade reform allies in the environmental, consumer, public health, global development and business sectors were largely ignored. The investment rules still provide expansive new legal rights and powers to foreign businesses to challenge legitimate government actions, the labor enforcement provisions are still inadequate to address the enormous challenges posed by this deal and the lack of enforceable currency rules subject to trade sanctions mean the promised new export markets may never materialize.  

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Top 5 Scariest Things About the TPP

Top 5 Scariest Things About the TPP

It’s almost Halloween, which means it’s time for ghosts, goblins and secret trade monsters to rear their ugly heads. Yes, nearly a month after the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was finalized, America's working people still have incomplete information about the dangers lurking within the text.

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The 'Most Progressive Trade Deal Ever'? We Don't See It

We've heard a lot about how great the Trans-Pacific Partnership is. But that's just it, we've heard about it but haven't seen the text. As they say, the devil is in the details. 

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