The latest round of TPP negotiations got underway this week in Vietnam, a nation reviled around the world for its human rights and labor abuses. The average minimum wage in Vietnam is 28 cents an hour; the average wage is 75 cents an hour.
CWA and partners are fighting back against the TPP trade deal and fast track authorization that would push it through Congress without any opportunity for amendments.
Rep. Tim Bishop joins the No Fast Track/No TPP rally at CWA Local 1108.
CWAers and union activists in New York rally against fast track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Joining them outside CWA Local 1108 was Rep. Tim Bishop, a strong supporter of the Buy America Procurement Act, which is threatened by the TPP. Bishop is a longtime CWA supporter and a vocal opponent of TPP. Attending the rally were members of IBEW Locals 25 and 1049, UAW 259, RWDSU 1102, RWDSU 338, CWA Locals 1108, 1104, 1005 and the Printing Trade Alliance, Laborers Local 66, NYS United Teachers, and community partners Long Island Jobs with Justice and Long Island Progressive Coalition.