Posts Tagged ‘TPP’

Jan
2016
26

New Tufts Study: “TPP Would Lead to Jobs Losses in All Countries”

New Tufts Study:
  A new “more realistic” modeling of the effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) predicts 450,000 American job losses and a contraction of the economy by 0.54 percent.  That percentage may seem small, but it is the equivalent of a $100 billion gut punch.  The study, conducted by researchers Jerome Capaldo and Alex Izurieta at…
Oct
2015
8

Trans-Pacific Partnership Complete. Nations Hold Breath. Clinton Speaks Out.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Complete. Nations Hold Breath. Clinton Speaks Out.
  After years of secret negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is complete and now awaits months of intense scrutiny before being voted on by Congress.  Negotiators of the controversial “free trade” agreement between the United States, Japan, and 10 other pacific rim nations reached a final agreement in Atlanta on Monday.  Given…
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May
2015
5

Greenville Burning: Free Trade Agreements Have a Habit of Destroying Small Town America

Greenville Burning: Free Trade Agreements Have a Habit of Destroying Small Town America
  An interesting read from writer Naureen Khan paints a picture of life in the small towns that ultimately get destroyed by free trade agreements.  As the national conversation surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continues to intensify, Khan looks at Greenville, Michigan, the former “refrigerator capital of the world,” which…
Mar
2015
2

AFL-CIO to Halt Voluntary Political Contributions Until Trans-Pacific Partnership Fast-Track Vote Passes

AFL-CIO to Halt Voluntary Political Contributions Until Trans-Pacific Partnership Fast-Track Vote Passes
  The AFL-CIO has decided to halt all voluntary political contributions until after a vote on fast-tracking the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  While the umbrella labor organization did not put this in writing, it seems it was discussed and agreed upon at a meeting in Atlanta.  The move puts the AFL-CIO in line with several [&hellip…;
Nov
2014
20

New GAO Report: DOL Must Hold Trade Agreement Partners Accountable for Labor Violations

New GAO Report: DOL Must Hold Trade Agreement Partners Accountable for Labor Violations
  A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommends that the Department of Labor (DOL) increase its efforts to police labor laws in countries that have free trade agreements with the United States.  In 2013, labor pacts between the U.S. and 14 other countries accounted for 35 percent of all U.S. importshttps://wepartypatriots.com/files/wp/tag/.   [&hellip…;
Sep
2014
18

Power Grab: “Investor-State Dispute Settlements” Are the Worst Thing You’ve Never Heard Of

Power Grab:
  In an interesting and humorous take on the bevy of secret, international trade agreements currently being negotiated, Rabble writer Scott Vrooman details some of the ways the deals could be used to make countries “second class citizens.”   Vrooman goes into detail about a mechanism included in all three agreements (TTIP, TTP,…
Aug
2014
14

Tricks of Trade: WikiLeaks Uncovers Another Brutal, Secret, International Corporate Power Grab

Tricks of Trade: WikiLeaks Uncovers Another Brutal, Secret, International Corporate Power Grab
  Secret negotiations are being held in the banking haven of Geneva between 50 countries, including the United States, concerning the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA).  The result of a series of seven talks held since 2012, the TISA end game would be to set international terms for close to 70 percent of global trade [&hellip…;
Jun
2014
25

Like TPP on Steroids? Wikileaks Exposes Another Secret, Horrible Trade Agreement: TISA

Like TPP on Steroids? Wikileaks Exposes Another Secret, Horrible Trade Agreement: TISA
  Wikileaks has published secret draft text of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), a trade agreement which would cover 50 countries and 68.2 percent of world trade.  The secrecy surrounding TISA exceeds the almost-completely-in-the-dark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and opponents argue that TISA will promote the privatization of public…
May
2014
12

Ironworkers Lead Construction Union Contingent in Rally to Boost Fair Trade, End Fast-Track

Ironworkers Lead Construction Union Contingent in Rally to Boost Fair Trade, End Fast-Track
  This is a guest post by Jennifer Badgley… Angel J. Dominguez, General Organizer of the Ironworkers International Union, and a group of young DC-area ironworkers joined more than 1,000 working family advocates and allies at a rally near the U.S. Capitol last week in opposition to fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and…
Mar
2014
18

KORUS of Boos: US-Korea Trade Disaster Is Bellwether for Fast-Tracked TPP

KORUS of Boos: US-Korea Trade Disaster Is Bellwether for Fast-Tracked TPP
  Last weekend marked the second anniversary of the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), but there is less cause to celebrate the time that has passed than there is to regret the engagement altogether. It is quite clear that the deal failed to produce the positive impact promised by our trade-loving President.   While the [&hellip…;
Nov
2013
13

Prominent Trade Watchdog: “This Could Be the End of TPP”

Prominent Trade Watchdog:
  The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the evil inevitability that nobody’s talking about. It’s the next big thing in the global economic stratification meltdown. It’s the heat-seeking dagger in the hand of multi-national corporate interests, aimed squarely at the heart of workers’ rights. Unless of course it falls…
Aug
2013
30

VIDEO: Workers the World Over Speak Out Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership

  A new video made possible by the AFL-CIO gives workers internationally a chance to speak out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).   This far-reaching agreement seeks to shape the future of the global economy while secretely having a chilling effect on the everyday life of workers the world over.  Labor and environmental laws will…