AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement after the release of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy (LAC) report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):
The final TPP text demonstrates the Administration’s total disregard of important recommendations to protect America’s workers. We will therefore oppose it.
The LAC made numerous recommendations that would have helped reduce our trade deficit, support good jobs, raise wages, and promote inclusive global growth. As negotiated, the TPP will make it harder for working families to succeed in our economy and easier for global corporations to undermine our democracy and outsource our jobs. The President should not send this flawed trade deal to Congress, and Congress should oppose it if he does.
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