Trans-Pacific Trade agreement!

Take a look at the video, posted today, Robert Reich on TPP agreement!

Corporate lobbyists have been pushing for special rules in order to rush the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal through Congress. If they succeed, it will mean a loss of U.S. jobs and pressure to hold wages down for those that remain.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is being negotiated in secret, but negotiators are making big claims about boosting U.S. exports. We’ve been down this road before. The reality is that deals like this make it easier for corporations to keep wages low by trading U.S. jobs to the lowest bidder.

Now corporate lobbyists want Congress to help speed things along by authorizing Trade Promotion Authority, a special set of “fast-track” rules for the deal so that it can be pushed through without allowing time for close review, debate or amendments, and guaranteed a quick vote in both the House and Senate.

More in the video section…

Comments are closed.

1st Ballot for NDP Leader
Thought on Labour

“There's no dignity, no decency, or health today for men that haven't got a job. All other things depend on work today.” ― Nevil Shute, Ruined City

Recent Comments