Countdown to Calamity Begins Now with Pending FTA Vote

Working families have less than 14 hours and counting to stop Congress from shipping hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs overseas. According to the IAM’s new Countdown to Calamity Clock, Congress is set to vote on three seriously-flawed free trade agreements (FTAs) on October 4.

The pending trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama – modeled after the failed 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – threaten to outsource more than 159,000 U.S. jobs.

With our country suffering from persistent high unemployment, we cannot afford more NAFTA-style trade agreements that will take away more American jobs.

Act now! Review the Countdown to Calamity Clock and its summary of the horrendous effects of the FTAs. Click the link to send Congress a letter telling them to vote “NO” on the South Korea, Colombia and Panama Free Trade Agreements. And then share the clock with your co-workers, family and friends. Encourage them to join in the fight for fair trade, not free trade, and to save American jobs.

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