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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 TPP is a step backwards for labor and human rights and threatens health, safety and environmental standards.

An agreement on the TPP was announced in October, 2015. Congress will review the TPP but will not be able to amend it in any way. After review, they must vote to either accept or reject it. Between the announcement of the agreement and the final vote, IAM members are urged to make their voices heard and put pressure on Congress to reject this disastrous trade deal.