The Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt black and Hispanic workers even more than white workers

[ Robert E. Scott| September 08, 2016 | EPI] The White House is making one last push for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. However, growing imports of goods from low-wage, less-developed countries, which nearly tripled from 2.9 percent of GDP in 1989 to 8.4 percent in 2011, reduced the wages of the typical non-college educated worker…

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New Interactive Map Shows TPP Would Expand Multinational Corporations’ Power to Attack U.S. Laws Using System That Hundreds of Law Professors, VP Candidate Kaine Cite as Reason to Oppose Pact

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new Public Citizen interactive map shows how enactment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would dramatically expand U.S. exposure to multinational corporate demands for taxpayer compensation using the controversial “investor state dispute settlement” (ISDS) system.  [Matthew Groch| September 08, 2016 | Public Citzen] Under existing treaties, relatively few foreign investors are empowered to use…

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TPP FALLOUT CONTINUES

[ Adam Behsudi| September 07, 2016 | Politico] The list of groups coming out against the TPP as it currently stands continues to get longer, with two new organizations — Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America — writing letters to Congress on Tuesday urging lawmakers to state their opposition to the deal. Consumers Union is…

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