Jan 9, 2014
Local 1103's community coalition opposing fast track legislation is taking off in Westchester.
Below: Members of Local 3122 get the TPP message in Miami. In another action, members of Local 3104 in Fort Lauderdale leafleted worksites there.
CWA activists and allies are ready to battle the introduction of "fast track" authorization for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade deals. Under fast track legislation, members of Congress would give up their right to amend the TPP and make it better for Americans. The fast track authorization vote would take place before members of Congress even see the final 1,000-page trade deal.
Call your Senators and Representative at 1-866-937-4359 and tell them Congress must reject fast track authorization for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Need more information? Go to www.cwa-union.org/tpp.
On the job, members of Local 1103 use break time to call their members of Congress with the "no fast track" message.
Members of CWA Local 1103 in Westchester, NY already are pushing hard, mobilizing members and building support from community allies to make sure Congress hears us loud and clear.
All week, members of the local's Legislative Political Action Team are visiting work sites, encouraging CWAers to call their members of Congress with this message: No more trade deals that hurt workers. CWAers also met with activists from MoveOn, WesPac, Concerned Families of Westchester, Citizens Trade Campaign and other groups who agreed to make phone calls, write letters to the local newspaper, and join our Day of Action on Jan. 22. More community meetings are planned.
Make sure you're a part of the fight against fast track authorization for TPP.