Apr 24, 2014
CWA Local 1103 and Westchester, N.Y., grassroots community groups organized a terrific "People's Town Hall: Why You Should Care about TPP" meeting. The goal was to put a human face on what TPP really means, and was a big success, said 1103 Secretary-Treasurer Joe Mayhew.
Activists from grassroots groups in Westchester County, N.Y., hold a "People's Town Hall" and discuss how to fight back against fast track and the TPP.
Below: Members of CWA Local 9421 join allies at a town hall in Elk Grove, Calif.
U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and NYS Assembly members Shelley Mayer, David Buchwald and Tom Abinanti were among the elected officials who joined community activists to call for action to stop fast track authorization of the Trans Pacific Partnership.
A community panel, featuring members of Concerned Families of Westchester, Food and Water Watch, the Hudson River Presbytery, Lower Hudson Valley Chapter of the Sierra Club, Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body and WESPAC discussed the impact of the TPP on local jobs, our environment, food safety, healthcare and democracy.
CWA Local 9421 and community partners organized a TPP community forum in Elk Grove, Calif., that brought out 40 people to hear why TPP is a bad deal for workers, the environment, consumers and our communities.
Allies in this fight are CWA, Citizens Trade Campaign, Sierra Club's Mother Lode Chapter, Global Exchange, SEIU Local 1000 Environmental Committee, Food and Water Watch, Sacramento Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, and the Democratic Party of Sacramento County.