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.
"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."
In the United States, there is going to be a fight about this, in the context of national elections.
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.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve Fast Track trade authority today. The bill passed with a vote of 218-208.
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.
"The voices of everyone working to ensure future trade deals safeguard workers and the environment have been heard."
We're flooding our representatives' phones today asking them to vote "No" on all trade bills.
Following arm-twisting from Obama, 10 Senate Democrats who had voted against debate on fast-track changed their positions.
Obama's attempt to hammer through a multination "trade" agreement with Pacific Ocean rim nations is hard to understand.