Sep 27, 2012
A new film, "Death by China," premiered in communities throughout Ohio and now is showing in New York, Los Angeles and other locations, with screenings sponsored by the AFL-CIO.
Viewers see how the U.S. government's failure to negotiate fair trade agreements has cost U.S. workers jobs and harmed communities.
"IUE-CWA members have lost jobs because this nation wants to consume cheap goods," said IUE-CWA President Jim Clark. "This movie makes clear that there is no free lunch and ultimately our country will pay dearly if it continues to ignore China's aggressive economic actions."
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and others have sponsored legislation to end China's currency manipulation that keeps the prices of Chinese-made goods artificially low. Brown and others also are strong advocates of fair trade agreements, negotiated to include effective labor, environmental and other standards to support good U.S. jobs and our communities.