Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Protect Good Jobs, Consumers and the Environment: Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “Free” Trade Deal
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a “free” trade deal that will destroy jobs, eliminate environmental standards, raise prescription drug prices, cut Wall Street regulations and damage our future by over-riding U.S. laws and preventing new protections. It’s like NAFTA on steroids. Right now, the TPP is being negotiated between the United States and Pacific Rim countries including Malaysia, Mexico, Japan, and Vietnam, which are 40% of the world economy.
149 Democrats in the House of Representatives have signed a strong letter, circulated by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, opposing the secrecy of this agreement. They are standing with workers, consumers, and environmentalists. 27 Republicans have also signed a letter to try and stop the deal (including Republican Congressman Grimm).
The only Democratic Representatives who have not signed the Rep. DeLauro’s strong letter are Representatives Joe Crowley, Charles Rangel and Greg Meeks. (Rep. Rangel joined a letter by other Congressional Ways & Means Committee members). Meanwhile, Rep. Greg Meeks formed a “Friends of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Caucus”. Let’s send him and our other New York City representatives a message.
This protest is co-sponsored by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), International Association of Machinists – District 15 (IAM), New York City Central Labor Council (NYCCLC), and Workers United (list in formation)