The national AFL-CIO and the New Jersey State Federation continue to lead the fight to stop Fast Track, federal legislation that would give the President too much power to negotiate trade deals.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted down a bill supporting American workers who lose their jobs because of trade deals, largely to derail the Fast Track legislation that is packaged with it.
The worker assistance measure, known as Trade Adjustment Assistance, or TAA, was resoundingly rejected – a defeat that effectively sunk the Fast Track bill. However, Republican leaders plan to take up TAA again soon, perhaps as early as Tuesday, so the fight to stop Fast Track continues.
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For decades, fast-tracked trade deals such as NAFTA have devastated our communities through lost jobs and eroded public services. Unless we can stop Fast Track in the U.S. House of Representatives, we will face another wave of one-sided trade deals that threaten to lower wages, offshore jobs, and benefit global corporations at the expense of all New Jersey’s working families.
Middle class families cannot afford more bad trade deals. Join us to Take Action Now.