Multinational corporations and right-wing congressional leaders are trying to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – an awful backroom trade deal that will put Americans out of work, degrade environmental protections, and increase prescription drug prices. If that weren’t bad enough, proponents want a vote to take place during “lame duck” to avoid public scrutiny.Read more
Congress is in the midst of considering whether to grant President Obama permission to push ahead the largest trade deal in history – involving nearly 40 percent of the world economy, spanning the globe from Japan to Chile. Although the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, may not be familiar to most Americans, its potential impact could be felt by millions. In an article in today's Star-Ledger, President Wowkanech and Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. explain why allowing President Obama to 'fast track' the Pacific trade partnership would devastate New Jersey's working families and harm the state's economy. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.
Right now, behind closed doors, away from the eyes of the public, representatives from 11 countries – including our own – and multiple international corporations are negotiating a so-called “free trade” agreement that could have more far-reaching impacts than even NAFTA.Read more