Category: Trade

How We Should Rewrite the Rules of NAFTA for Working People?

Posted by BCTGM - June 14, 2017 - AFL-CIO, Trade

Posted by Celeste Drake on the AFL-CIO Blog The North American Free Trade Agreement is typically called a “trade deal,” but in reality it’s not much about trade. Its hundreds of pages of set rules for how the United States, Mexico and Canada can run their economies. Those rules give global corporations strong rights and privileges but […]

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Senator Sherrod Brown: A Workers’ Champion Takes Action on Trade

Posted by BCTGM - May 2, 2017 - Trade, Uncategorized

On May 1, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) sent a letter to President Donald Trump outlining a four-point plan for securing the best deal for American workers as the administration prepares to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Brown, a true friend of labor and working families, has strongly opposed unfair trade deals […]

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Make Trade Fair for Working People

Posted by BCTGM - April 27, 2017 - Trade NAFTA Bad Deal

Nearly 700,000: That’s the number of high-wage manufacturing jobs sent by NAFTA to Mexico, where pay remains near the lowest in the world. On the presidential campaign trail, then-candidate Trump called NAFTA the “worst trade deal.” We agree. But any renegotiation must raise wages and standards for workers, not further tilt our economy to benefit […]

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

Posted by BCTGM - March 3, 2016 - Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Read the Report (Washington, DC, March 3, 2016) – A new report released today from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) offers further data that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is fatally flawed. “EPI’s new report quantifies what a mistake it was to leave currency rules out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The trade deficit with TPP countries […]

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VIDEO: TPP is a BAD DEAL for Workers!

Posted by BCTGM - November 19, 2015 - Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been released, and it’s worse than we thought. It has many of the same provisions that gave corporations and CEOs more power over our communities and shipped jobs overseas. Watch this video to learn why TPP is not good for America’s workers.

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