Feb 27, 2014
CWA and allies are continuing to push back against fast track authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The Singapore round of talks ended this week, but negotiators plan to meet again in China in April and are still pressing for an agreement. We can't let up and let this bad deal for working families go forward.
- CWA President Larry Cohen told Ed Schultz that we need to keep the heat on members of Congress about this fast track deal.
- Campaign for America's Future outlines exactly what would happen to "Buy American" laws if fast track and the TPP go forward.
CWA and IUE-CWAers have been making sure that their senators and representatives are getting the message loud and clear: TPP is a bad deal for workers, consumers and the environment.
CWA Local 9408 turned out its members to protest the TPP during President Obama's recent visit to Fresno, Calif. Sierra Club, local labor council and Citizens Trade Campaign members joined the demonstration.
IUE-CWA and CWA members visited Capitol Hill in February to lobby their legislators on the TPP.
In Santa Rosa, Calif., about 50 people attended a meeting to learn more about the TPP and why activists are pressuring Rep. Mike Thompson to stop this disastrous trade deal. The discussion included CWA Local 9400 members and the Sierra Club's Jesse Swanhuyser, who gave the PowerPoint presentation on the issue.