July 12, 2006 – The U.S. House of Representatives will vote as early next week on the U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement (OFTA), another flawed trade deal from the Bush administration that will cost the U.S. thousands more quality manufacturing jobs.
Like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) before it, OFTA will only further encourage more U.S. companies to desert America in search of cheap labor.
Oman lacks basic democratic rights for its citizens and OFTA fails to ensure minimum core labor standards in regards to child labor and foreign “guest workers” providing cheap labor.
After the Senate approved OFTA by a vote of 60-34 less than two weeks ago, House Republicans have wasted no time moving the Oman deal.
Since 2000 the U.S. has lost over three million quality manufacturing jobs due to flawed trade agreements such as NAFTA and CAFTA. Urge your Representative to vote against the Oman Free Trade Agreement and preserve U.S. jobs at home.
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