APWU: Big Victory for Workers Together — We Stopped the TPP!!

The 114th U.S. Congressional session is over and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is officially dead. This victory comes despite it being a signature effort of the White House and Republican-controlled Congress, supported by business lobbyists and the Chamber of Commerce. “The TPP was killed because workers stood up and fought back,” said President Mark Dimondstein. […]

APWU: Loud and Clear – ‘We Don’t Want No Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) !’

08/24/2016 – APWU delegates held a spirited rally protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the second day of the union’s National Convention. With Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell serving as emcee, and the APWU Labor Chorus singing loud and proud, speakers outlined the damaging effect the trade deal between the US and 11 other countries would have. […]

TISA: Another Secret Trade Deal Threatens Public Postal Service, Workers

June 23, 2015  The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority. The 60-37 motion sets up a vote on final passage on Wednesday. If the Senate approves fast-track or trade promotion authority (TPA), it would then be sent to Obama’s desk to become […]

APWU: Workers, Environmentalists, Progressives Score Win – House Rejects Bad Trade Deal

06/12/2015 – Workers, environmentalists and other progressives won a major victory on June 12 when a bipartisan coalition of House members torpedoed a trade bill backed by the White House. The labor movement and others mounted a major campaign to defeat “fast tracking” of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which has been negotiated in secret […]

Postal Unions Urge Congress to Reject Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Legislation

From National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) (June 10, 2015) In a joint letter, Presidents of the NPMHU, APWU and NALC express unified opposition to the “fast Track” bill now before the Congress. The letter reads in part, “We have urged you to end the undemocratic practice of voting on Trade Promotion Authority before the […]