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General News    H3'ed 6/28/11

UAW, USW Oppose Colombia Trade Pact

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"International trade and the consequences of accelerated globalization are matters of long-standing and deep concern to the USW, as an overwhelming portion of our members work in import-sensitive manufacturing sectors and all too often have lost their jobs due to bad trade deals and unfair and predatory trade practices," Gerard said.

 

In the past decade, free trade agreements have resulted in the loss of about six million manufacturing jobs and the closure of over 55,000 factories. Those deals, just like the ones currently proposed, were touted as job creating deals.

"Promises made by administrations past and present touting the benefits of free trade have simply not materialized for America's manufacturing workers," Gerard said.

 

"Trade deals force working Americans to assume all the risk and encourage big multinationals to reap all the rewards."

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