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Trumka: Passage of Strong Trade Amendment Marks Major Milestone

Trumka: Passage of Strong Trade Amendment Marks Major Milestone

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the  following statement  in reaction to the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee’s passage of a trade amendment during its Orlando, Florida, meeting.

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Join the Conversation Tuesday: Trading Up from the TPP

On Tuesday, the AFL-CIO will host a conference examining all aspects of U.S. trade policy. It’s called “Trading Up: A Critical Perspective on Jobs, Governance and Security in U.S. Trade Policy,” and it features leading thinkers on trade policy from across the political spectrum.

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New ITC Trade Report Shows How Dangerous TPP Is for America’s Families

This week, the  U.S. International Trade Commission published a damning  report about the  Trans-Pacific Partnership , a trade and economic agreement between the United States and 11 other countries. The report predicts the TPP will increase the job-killing U.S. trade  deficit by a whopping  $21.7 billion.   

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Ahead of Mother’s Day, Pregnant Mom Discusses TPP Food Safety Fears in New AFL-CIO Trade Video

As Mother’s Day approaches, the AFL-CIO  released a video  featuring a pregnant mom who is concerned that the secrecy around food labeling and regulations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership could negatively impact her unborn child.

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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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