Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO, Expresses Opposition To TPP

blog_unionveteransIn an e-mail Tuesday, J. David Cox, Sr. – Chair of the AFL-CIO Veterans Council and International President of AFGE – appealed to union veterans to speak out against Fast Track.  A bill to “fast track” trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – the biggest trade deal in the history of the United States referred to as “NAFTA on steroids – will be introduced in Congress any day now.

“With an already fragile economy, we do not need America’s veterans competing in a race to the bottom with workers in countries like Vietnam; and we don’t want to support economies where poor working conditions, child labor and wages as low as 25 cents an hour go unchecked,” Cox wrote.

Cox has asked union veterans who would like to speak out on this issue to contact the Union Veterans Council via e-mail at unionveterans@aflcio.org.