Fast Co Exist: More Than 250 Tech Companies Release Letter To Congress Opposing Trans-Pacific Partnership

They say the TPP will hinder innovation and user rights. President Obama’s massive trade agreement with 11 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has hit a number of roadblocks. It has stumbled in the Senate and received opposition from medical professionals, environmental groups, and labor unions. Proponents say the TPP will help…

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Elizabeth Warren: Broken Promises: Decades of Failure to Enforce Labor Standards in Free Trade Agreements

Elizabeth Warren’s report shows how we can trust virtually nothing that politicians promise with regard to trade agreements. Broken Promises: Decades of Failure to Enforce Labor Standards in Free Trade Agreements Prepared by the Staff of Sen. Elizabeth Warren Executive Summary The Senate will soon vote on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act…

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Roll Call: Democrats: Don’t Cut Medicare to Fund Trade Deal

Senate Democrats successfully blocked debate on Trade Promotion Authority in their chamber until they were promised a vote on Trade Adjustment Assistance. [Reposted from Roll Call  |  Emma Dumain  |  May 18, 2015] A similar gambit faces longer odds in the House, but Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairmen Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona and Keith Ellison of Minnesota began Monday…

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