IAM Applauds Secretary Clinton’s Opposition to the TPP

The IAM welcomed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s opposition to the deeply-flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Photo: Bill Burke/Page One Photography)

The Machinists Union welcomed the announcement by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that she will oppose the deeply-flawed and secretly-negotiated Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

“Secretary Clinton has once again demonstrated her strong support for American workers and businesses by expressing her opposition to the deeply flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership,” said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger. “By any measure, the corporate-driven TPP would expedite the offshoring of American jobs and put continued downward pressure on the wages of struggling working families.”

Representing nearly 600,000 active and retired members across North America, the IAM was the first major industrial trade union to endorse Secretary Clinton for President.

“The IAM looks forward to working with Secretary Clinton, and others, who want to craft trade agreements that create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and ensure the safety of our food. Global trade agreements can be beneficial, but only if such agreements put the interests of ordinary Americans over those of multinational corporations,” said Buffenbarger.