Negotiators from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal countries, meeting in Atlanta, have announced an agreement.
Despite all the hype surrounding the agreement, outstanding issues still remain and it poses a risk to American workers, the environment and more.
The following is an excerpt from a statement from the Communications Workers of America.
“It would continue the offshoring of jobs and weakening of our communities that started under the North American Free Trade Agreement and hasn’t stopped. It would mean labor and environmental standards that look good on paper but fall flat when it comes to enforcement. It’s a corporate dream but a nightmare for those of us on Main Street.”