Washington, D.C., October 7, 2015 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today welcomed the announcement by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that she will oppose the deeply flawed and secretly negotiated Trans Pacific Partnership.
“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 (TPP). 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,” said IAM President Tom Buffenbarger.
“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.”
The IAM was the first major industrial trade union to endorse Secretary Clinton for President and represents nearly 600,000 active and retired members across North America. Visit www.goiam.org for more information about the Machinists Union.