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Oregon Working Families Party challenges "fast-track" backer Ron Wyden

The Working Families Party has drawn financial and other support from seven Oregon union locals as well as Lewallen's union, the Longshore and Warehouse Workers.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership protests mount

"The TPP represents a giant step in the wrong direction that will blow a hole in the American economy, which will have to struggle for decades to recover."

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TPP approved, but a legislative fight looms in the U.S.

In the United States, there is going to be a fight about this, in the context of national elections.

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On the trans-pacific partnership, we have to educate

A recent poll on the controversial so-called "free trade" pact tells us that workers and our allies have a massive public education job to do.

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House votes to approve Fast Track

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve Fast Track trade authority today. The bill passed with a vote of 218-208. 

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Questions about the Fast Track vote?

Keep up the good work by thanking those in Congress who stood with working families on trade by voting no on both parts of the Fast Track bill.

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House votes to stand with workers on trade

"The voices of everyone working to ensure future trade deals safeguard workers and the environment have been heard."

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Final countdown to stop TPP: call today

We're flooding our representatives' phones today asking them to vote "No" on all trade bills. 

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Democratic flip-floppers let Senate start debating fast-track

Following arm-twisting from Obama, 10 Senate Democrats who had voted against debate on fast-track changed their positions.

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President’s push for trans-Pacific trade deal hard to fathom

Obama's attempt to hammer through a multination "trade" agreement with Pacific Ocean rim nations is hard to understand.

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