Fast Track legislation was introduced in Congress today by Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, and we need your help to stop it. This bill will put good Teamster jobs in jeopardy. Can you help us stop Fast Track and more jobs from being sent overseas by emailing your members of Congress today and asking them to oppose the Hatch-Wyden-Ryan Fast Track bill?
Fast Track will undermine the authority that we have entrusted to Congress to make sure that trade agreements with other nations are fair and in the best interests of working families – not corporations. If Fast Track is passed, job-killing trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that have been negotiated largely in secret could become law by a simple “yes or no” vote, without the possibility of any amendments.
The TPP, the “NAFTA of the Pacific,” will mean even more jobs sent overseas, lower wages for the jobs that remain, unsafe food and possibly a ban on our “Buy American” procurement laws and regulations. If Fast Track becomes law, however, Congress won’t be able to change a single provision of the agreement.
Congress should not rubber-stamp another trade deal that helps corporations but hurts the middle class. Please email your Representative and Senators today and ask that they oppose Fast Track if it’s brought up for a vote.
The Teamsters Union has stopped Fast Track before. And, with your help, we will stop it again.
James P. Hoffa
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