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CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVES MEET WITH
PRESIDENT COHEN TO DISCUSS TPP STRATEGY
Feb 5, 2015
CWA President Larry Cohen
met with about 25 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to talk
strategy to defeat Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership
and other trade deals.(*)
The Obama administration
is aligned with House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,
the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in pushing for
a trade deal that will devastate U.S. jobs, working families and communities.(*)
Cohen laid down a set of
principles on what 21st Century fair trade that benefits everyone, not
just a handful of corporations, looks like:(*)
New trade deals should actually
reduce our trade deficits with our trading partners and create good jobs
with family-sustaining wages and benefits, not just pay lip service to
that goal as we offshore more American jobs.
Consumer protection regulations
by federal, state and local governments are not diminished and trading
partners must comply with International Labor Organization principles and
convention. The U.S. has ratified just two of the eight principles that
cover workers' rights, organizing and bargaining rights, child labor and
freedom of association.
standards are established.
Social goals are enforceable
at least at the same level as all other sections, like patents, investment
protection and intellectual property rights.
"Trade policy, done correctly,
is a win for the U.S. economy and U.S. workers," Cohen said. "It is critical
that we work to stop the global race to the bottom that has been the result
of old-style trade agreements. As a nation, we must strive to improve our
standard of living and provide a better life for our children and grandchildren.
We should not compromise on these values and reduce the quality of life
for Americans through our trade policies."
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