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New AFL-CIO Trade Video Warns That TPP Would Double Down on NAFTA’s Economic Devastation

The AFL-CIO released a video today showing firsthand the devastating economic impact the Trans-Pacific Partnership could have on communities across the country. When global companies move jobs offshore to take advantage of trade deals, they not only destroy jobs, they suppress wages, deprive local governments of needed resources and leave working families behind. 

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Who Benefits from Private Courts in the TPP? We’ll Give You One Guess

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership sets up private “corporate courts,” with few rules, that are only open for multinational companies to sue countries. Nearly all the winnings in these "corporate courts" go to the world’s biggest corporations and richest people—and most of the rest goes to the lawyers who work in these tribunals, according to a new study.

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TPP Puts Big Pharma Profits Ahead of People Like Zahara

Ever wonder how the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would affect you or the people you love?

Zahara Heckscher explains how TPP will make it harder for cancer patients to afford life-saving treatment

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Trumka: Bad Trade Deals Kill American Jobs

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In an op-ed that appeared in USA Today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka explained why voters are so mad in this election.

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TPP’s Lack of Currency Rules Is Fatal Flaw for U.S. Workers

TPP’s Lack of Currency Rules Is Fatal Flaw for U.S. Workers

new report released today from the Economic Policy Institute offers further data that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is fatally flawed.

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8 More Important Quotes from Working People Speaking Out Against the TPP

8 More Important Quotes from Working People Speaking Out Against the TPP

More than 11,000 working people sent comments to the U.S. International Trade Commission about the dangers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here are some highlights:

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More Than 100 State and Local Governments Considering Anti-TPP Resolutions

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More than 100 state and local governments have introduced or passed resolutions opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In addition, more than 100 resolutions opposing the TPP were passed at recent precinct caucuses in Iowa. 

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New AFL-CIO TPP Report Highlights Lack of Worker Protections

New AFL-CIO TPP Report Highlights Lack of Worker Protections

new report released today shows how the Trans-Pacific Partnership lacks adequate labor rights provisions. AFL-CIO Director of International Affairs Cathy Feingold explained the problem.

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Trade Deals Like TPP Encourage 'Business Decisions' Like This Heartbreaking One from Indianapolis

Trade Deals Like TPP Encourage 'Business Decisions' Like This Heartbreaking One from Indianapolis

In this video, workers at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis react to the company announcing that it will ship 1,400 local jobs to Mexico in what they described as "strictly a business decision." You can hear the heartbreak and outrage in the voices of the workers who must now scramble to figure out how to take care of their families. Carrier makes heating, air conditioning, ventilation and other systems. The layoffs are scheduled to begin in 2017.

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TPP Is Terrible for U.S. Workers

TPP Is Terrible for U.S. Workers

Art Pulaski, executive secretary-treasurer for the California Labor Federation, wrote a recent op-ed for The Sacramento Bee explaining why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad for America's workers.

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