Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama told Americans that “we should write [the] rules” for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Today is your chance.
Add your voice to the many thousands to tell Congress “Say No to Fast Track” today in a national call-in event. Use the AFL-CIO’s toll-free hotline, 1-855-712-8441, to get connected to your Representative. Tell your Representative to vote “No” on Fast Track Trade Authority because Fast Track will allow more of the same failed trade policies that have hurt working families for the last 20 years.
Download a flier with information on Fast Track and get your friends and family to call in, too.
Fast Track Trade Authority is the first step in passing another bad trade deal, the TPP. Passage of Fast Track would restrict Congress to just a yes or no vote on the highly-flawed TPP. It would prevent members of Congress from offering any amendments to change provisions that hurt U.S. workers.
The TPP is being negotiated behind closed doors between the United States and 11 Pacific-Rim countries, including notorious human and labor rights violators Vietnam, Brunei and Mexico. It dramatically expands corporate control over the U.S. economy and reduces the ability of the U.S. to promote health, safety and environmental regulations with our trading partners.
Like the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, the TPP threatens to offshore hundreds of thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs to countries with lower wages.
Call 1-855-712-8441 now to add your voice to the stop Fast Track campaign or email your message:
For more information on the TPP and Fast Track, visit the IAM’s Trans-Pacific Partnership page.