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For too long, our nation’s trade and investment policies have reflected the influence of powerful corporate interests. They protect what’s important to corporate America but do little or nothing to safeguard the rights of workers and the environment here and around the world. They fuel a race to the bottom in living standards. That needs to change. We need policies that support good jobs at home and sustainable development abroad.  We need to enforce the laws already on the books and stop blatant abuses by some countries that stack the decks against U.S. workers.

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Report on the Impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by The Labor Advisory Committee on Trade

Ten Critical Problems with the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Read the letter from more than U.S. 75 organizations demanding more transparency in negotiations between the U.S. and the European Union for the TTIP trade deal.

Download a fact sheet explaining how corporate courts under TPP and TTIP undermines democracy.

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

Kenneth Quinnell
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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