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TPP: The Next Big Free Trade Mistake?

TPP: The Next Big Free Trade Mistake?

The IAM joins labor in bringing the secretly-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement out from the shadows.

TPP is poised to become the biggest free trade agreement since NAFTA. Like the deeply-flawed NAFTA, TPP promises job growth – but will instead export thousands of U.S. jobs to low-wage countries. The trade agreement, currently being negotiated by nearly a dozen countries including the U.S., also threatens key labor, health, safety and environmental standards. 



 

The first major fight to stop the corporate-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is to defeat so-called “Fast Track” legislation now pending in Congress. Fast Track, also used to pass NAFTA, allows only a yes or no vote by Congress on the final TPP agreement and bars any amendments or other actions to change provisions that are harmful to American workers or the economy.

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