TPP Update

CWAers Ready for Recess Actions

Congress is getting ready to leave D.C. for its July 4 recess. That means CWAers and activists are gearing up for actions and events in home districts starting next week, focusing on the threat to "Buy American" and "buy local" programs from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. TPP would force our government to give foreign corporations equal access to bidding on contracts.

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IUE-CWA Activists Organize TPP Workshop

Activists from IUE-CWA Local 81201 in Lynn, Mass., hosted a workshop on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal to keep the momentum moving to stop fast track and block this one-sided deal from taking effect. More than 60 attended, from IUE-CWA Local 81201, Lynn United for Change, the New Lynn Coalition, SEIU Local 509 and Massachusetts Senior Action. Activists dug into the details on the TPP and the harmful effects this deal would have on the Lynn community. During the workshop, participants wrote letters to the editor that were submitted to several local newspapers. U.S. Rep. John Tierney (D) joined the group to discuss his opposition to the TPP, and why we need trade that works for everyone, not just the 1 percent.