Posts Tagged ‘Trade’

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…
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…;
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Aug
2014
5

Walker, Burke Spar on Outsourcing as List of Co’s Who Took Incentives and Shipped Jobs Grows

  As the Wisconsin gubernatorial race heats up, outsourcing is becoming an increasingly hot topic. Now, revelations about companies receiving tax incentives only to outsource jobs at a later date are turning up the heat further: In the last decade, at least 25 companies with Wisconsin operations have both been awarded state funding and…
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…
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…;
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…
Aug
2013
12

New Trade Rep. Froman Wants to Fast-Track Trans-Pacific Partnership, Ignore the Public Interest

New Trade Rep. Froman Wants to Fast-Track Trans-Pacific Partnership, Ignore the Public Interest
  In an exclusive interview with, The Hill U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman recently said that President Obama is willing to work with Congress to win “fast-track trade negotiating authority” which Froman labeled as as “critical tool.” Froman hopes that a deal can be struck before he begins the next round of negotiations…
Jul
2013
24

Pair of Powerful Union Presidents Slam Secrecy of Trans-Pacific Partnership in Op-Ed

  As we have written time and again, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a global corporate power grab disguised as a free trade agreement, is being unfairly developed in secrecy to avoid the inevitable public scrutiny that would follow its every dubious move. Today, two powerful union presidents — Ed Hill of the International…