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Will TPP Really Protect Workers?

Obama is pushing for the Trans-Pacific Partnership to be fast tracked, despite strong reservations from both sides of the aisle. Will TPP really protect American workers?

91% of writers and pundits say no
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last 24 hours | huffingtonpost
Far From a 'Progressive' Trade Deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Harm ... - Huffington Post

"...But given the history of U.S. trade deals, that bar is set exceedingly low. Our past trade deals have led to the offshoring of hundreds of thousands of American jobs, have allowed corporations to challenge policies designed to protect our air and water in private trade courts, and have degraded our environment. ..." see full article


941 days ago | washingtonpost
Will the TPP really protect workers?

"...Vietnam, Mexico, Brunei and Malaysia all TPP countries are notorious labor and human rights violators, currently out of compliance with the standards supposedly in the TPP. There is no known plan to withhold TPP benefits until these countries comply. This raises serious doubts about whether the TPP will create a level playing field for workers...." see full article


947 days ago | theguardian
The Trans-Pacific Partnership will lead to a global race to the bottom

"...That's an apt place for Obama to beat the free-trade drum Nike, like the TPP, is associated with offshoring American jobs, widening the income inequality gap, and increasing the number of people making slave wages overseas......" see full article


947 days ago | sfchronicle
Trans-Pacific Partnership reflects global economic realities
"...Put simply, America's trade policy urgently needs an upgrade. In recent years, the international landscape has been reshaped by technological change, the rise of emerging markets and globalization. To ensure California's workers and businesses aren't left behind, we need to take three steps forward today...." see full article


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947 days ago | sfgate
Too much at stake to fast-track Trans-Pacific pact
"...There's no reason to believe the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement would be any different from previous trade deals that have ripped hundreds of thousands of California workers from the middle class and harmed the environment at home and in neighboring countries. In fact, based on what little information is available, the TPP would continue the failed status quo of previous agreements and introduce new problems for California, including copyright provisions that would stifle innovation in our state's technology sector...." see full article


947 days ago | statesmanjournal
Trans-Pacific Partnership a US job-killing trade deal
"...A major contributing factor of this dire situation has been trade deals like NAFTA, CAFTA and others that have helped set off a global race to the bottom in wages and an exodus of the good jobs that used to be the backbone of the middle class. The TPP will make it worse, while also posing threats to our health, our environment and product safety...." see full article


947 days ago | chicago.suntimes
Nike is the problem, not the solution
"...If the Trans Pacific Partnership goes into effect, American wages will be dragged down by further losses of manufacturing jobs. All workers with similar skill levels face downward wage pressure when Americans displaced from better-paying manufacturing jobs join the glut of workers competing for non-offshorable jobs...." see full article


947 days ago | theguardian
The Trans-Pacific Partnership will lead to a global race to the bottom - The Guardian

"...Since the passage of NAFTA in 1993, we've seen the loss of nearly five million US manufacturing jobs, the closure of more than 57,000 factories, and stagnant wages. This deal won't be any different...." see full article


948 days ago | sentinel-standard
IUE-CWA Local 436 rallies against fast track of Trans-Pacific Partnership - Sentinel-Standard
"......there have been an estimated one million jobs lost after the passing of NAFTA due to outsourcing, and the group is afraid that the TPP could contribute to the trend. ..." see full article


948 days ago | huffingtonpost
A Multinational Trojan Horse: The Trans-Pacific Partnership - Huffington Post

"...So, who, if anyone, benefits by so-called "free trade?" Only the multinational corporations set "free" to scour the earth for the hottest sweatshops and the cheapest labor. Free trade is a global race to the bottom...." see full article


949 days ago | salon
Robert Reich: The Trans Pacific Partnership is a corporate hijacking - Salon

"...These corporations made sure the deal contains provisions expanding and protecting their intellectual property around the world, but not protecting American jobs...." see full article



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