Tuesday, Oct. 4 is National Call-In Day to urge our U.S. Representatives and Senators that with more than 25 million Americans searching for full-time jobs, they cannot support trade deals that will offshore jobs and hurt working families. This could be your last chance to make your voice heard on pending Free Trade Agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia.
TAKE A STAND!
Tell your Representatives/Senators in Congress that with more than 25 million Americans searching for full-time jobs, they can not support trade deals that will offshore jobs and hurt working families.
► The South Korea FTA is the biggest deal since NAFTA and will displace an estimated 159,000 U.S. jobs. In Washington State, manufacturing, high tech and green sectors are all at risk.
► Colombia is the trade unionist murder capitol of the world with more unionists murdered there in 2010 than in the entire world. Despite promises from the Colombia government to stop these killings, 22 more unionists have been killed in 2011. What if CEOs were being killed? Would we still be considering a deal?
► Panama is home to tax-dodgers and money launderers… wouldn’t our state budgets benefit from having everyone pay their fair share of taxes?
America has a jobs crisis and our elected leaders need to vote for working families. Tell Congress not to reward job exporters, governments who fail to protect workers and tax dodgers. Tell them to Vote NO on pending FTAs with South Korea, Colombia and Panama!
For more information, also see:
► Free trade agreements hurt America’s middle class (by Richard Trumka, Oct. 4)
► The results are in: Free trade is simply bad public policy (by Stan Sorscher, Sept. 23)