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  • iMail , News June 15, 2011

    IAM Fair Trade Campaign Gains Momentum on Facebook

    Hundreds have joined the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ (IAM) Facebook campaign to stop the pending unfair trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. Countering GOP demands for the passage of the three seriously-flawed trade deals, the targeted, informational ad campaign on Facebook unveils the truths behind each proposed agreement and the

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  • iMail , News February 10, 2011

    Act Now to Stop U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

    IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has sent a letter to Congress urging their opposition to the Bush-negotiated South Korea Free Trade Agreement and support for policies that build our manufacturing base and create jobs. “The recently announced trade agreement between Korea and the U.S. (KORUS FTA) fails to move our trade policies in the right

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  • iMail , News January 4, 2011

    Electrolux Abandons Montreal for Tennessee

    “The North American Free Trade Agreement is a joke and the recent announcement by Electrolux that it will move manufacturing from Québec to Tennessee is proof,” said a disgusted IAM Canadian General Vice President Dave Ritchie. Shortly before Christmas and without any warning, Electrolux told its L’Assomption, Québec, work force, it would close the facility

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  • iMail , News March 2, 2010

    Support U.S Withdrawal from NAFTA

    With the unemployment rate at its highest point in decades, the U.S. economy continues to shed much-needed manufacturing jobs. The loss of manufacturing jobs can be tied directly to our so called “free trade” policies, which have facilitated the movement of production to cheap-labor sites across the globe. The cheap-labor model of trade was instituted

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  • iMail , News October 13, 2009

    Mexico Seizes Power Utility, Replaces 40,000 Workers

    Up to 100,000 workers and supporters are expected at a mass demonstration this week in Mexico City to protest a decision by Mexican President Felipe Calderón to seize control of Luz Y Fuerza, the publicly-owned electric utility. Calderón also ordered the firing of all employees, dissolved their union and replaced them with workers brought in

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