Posts Tagged ‘Free Trade’

Feb
2015
6

Knee Trade Agreement: Leak Reveals TISA Could Result in Offshoring of Health Care Services, Procedures

Knee Trade Agreement: Leak Reveals TISA Could Result in Offshoring of Health Care Services, Procedures
  A new leaked document sheds light on the secretive free trade deal, Trade In Services Agreement (TISA), and shows how it could affect the future of health care.  “A concept paper on health care services within TISA negotiations” was discussed by European Union states at last September’s TISA negotiations in Geneva and was eventually…
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…;
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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…;
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…