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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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A Gold Standard for Workers? The State of Labor Rights in Trans-Pacific Partnership Countries

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

Kenneth Quinnell

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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