Public Citizen released the following fact sheet in anticipation of the President’s State of the Union speech
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday January 25, 2011 7:13 pm|
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday December 9, 2010 9:07 pm|
Ron Paul (R-TX) and Walter Jones (R-NC) wrote a letter to their colleagues urging opposition to KORUS, President Obama’s NAFTA-Style Korea Free Trade deal
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday December 9, 2010 10:15 am|
Statement by the Communications Workers of America on the proposed Korea-U.S. Trade Agreement: Washington, D.C.– In July 2010, delegates to the CWA Convention called on the Administration to renegotiate the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) to enhance “larger societal goals of economic justice, sustainable communities and a sound environment, and human rights, including trade union [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday December 9, 2010 10:11 am|
USW Opposes Passage of Revised US-Korea Trade Agreement (Pittsburgh) – The United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement by its International Executive Board today after concluding an extensive examination of the terms of the proposed agreement: “The Obama Administration has now concluded negotiations with the government of South Korea on the revised terms of the [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday December 9, 2010 9:41 am|
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Korea Trade Deal For more than a decade, the labor movement, environmental groups, development advocates and others have advocated for a new trade policy that is part of a more coordinated and coherent national economic strategy. The proposed U.S.-Korea trade deal does not live up to that model [...]
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday December 7, 2010 11:30 am|
President Obama is going to send this NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade deal to Congress soon. We need to put a stop to this new NAFTA immediately, so Congress needs to hear from you now.
Sign our petition to Congress at NoNewNAFTA.com.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday December 7, 2010 5:53 am|
Yesterday, Ben Smith broke the story that the AFL-CIO had drafted a statement opposing Obama’s NAFTA-Style Korea Free Trade Deal, and it has been sitting on Richard Trumka’s desk since last Thursday (the day before the White House announced the deal). A member of congress, however, is spreading the rumor that the AFL-CIO might sit [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday December 7, 2010 4:58 am|
President Obama talks about trade deal with South Korea- Transcript Good afternoon, everybody. Today I want to speak briefly about two issues that matter most to me and matter most to the American people — creating jobs and economic growth on which our country’s prosperity depends. Yesterday’s job report showed that despite 11 consecutive months [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday December 6, 2010 10:17 am|
At the AFL-CIO’s weekly Monday morning legislative meeting, the UAW tried to sell the deal to their fellow unions in the federation. The unanimous disapproval from all the other unions was summed up in a 10 minute invective by Matt McKinnon, the Political Director of the Machinists, who said the UAW concessions were “worth a lukewarm bucket of spit.”
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday December 6, 2010 8:45 am|
It takes guts to get out in front of this when the White House is trying to strong arm people while they take bows with the Chamber of Commerce and Jamie Dimon. High marks for the Sierra Club for showing leadership and being willing to do so.