Jan 16, 2014
A young CWA District 4 activist tells us why Vietnam's inclusion in the TPP is bad news.
CWA activists across the country are raising awareness about why Congress must say vote no on a "fast track" bill that asks for lawmakers to give up their right to amend the Trans-Pacific Partnership and improve the massive trade deal for American workers.
CWA Local 9408 activists and allies rally against fast track.
In California, CWA Local 9408 organized a rally of about 30 people outside the Fresno office of Democratic Rep. Jim Costa. Costa was not among the more than 150 House Democrats who signed a letter telling President Obama that they oppose fast-track approval. The Fresno Bee reported, "Stan Santos, a local representative of the CWA, said Costa has agreed to meet with the labor representatives when he returns from Washington to the district later this month."
Inspired by Expose the TPP, our activists are writing out the reasons why they oppose the TPP on their hands.
Richard Shorter, Vice President of IUE-CWA Local 162 in Roanoke, Va., says, "NAFTA anyone?"
Carl Kennebrew, President of IUE-CWA Local 755 in Dayton, OH, writes "Loss of Jobs."
Cortney Phillips of IUE-CWA Local 320 in Syracuse, NY, tells us, "Stop the corporate power grab."
REMEMBER: January 22 will be a national day of action to tell Congress "NO" ON FAST TRACK.