The $4 billion spent on last week’s elections “produced a staggering number of attack ads and little debate on the major concerns of everyday Americans,” says CWA. That's why activists are now turning their attention to stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), “a dangerous trade deal that threatens our jobs, communities and the environment.” A week of action kicks off this week, as labor, environmental, community and human rights activists oppose "fast track," or Trade Promotion Authority, that would finalize the agreement without any debate or amendments...
“We'll be demanding that the White House and Congress put its citizens before the corporate and financial interests that already define and dominate the global economy,” says CWA. As part of the campaign, the AFL-CIO and its member unions have launched a unique “station domination” ad campaign (“NO TO FAST TRACK AND TPP” CAMPAIGN HITS METRO STATION 11/4 UC) aimed at stopping possible congressional action on “Fast Track” trade authority legislation in the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress. The ads are sponsored by the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Communications Workers of America (CWA), Machinists (IAM), UAW and USW.
Find out more about the “No to Fast Track” campaign here and sign a petition to tell Congress that Fast Track legislation is undemocratic and trade deals should not be crafted behind closed doors.