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News :: Labor
Broken Promises, 12 pp
18 May 2015
The TPP is being hailed as the strongest free trade agreement yet. But this is not the first time this claim has been made. Proponents of previous trade agreements have made similar claims about every free trade agreement signed in the last 20 years.
http://www.warren.senate.gov/files/documents/BrokenPromises.pdf

The Senate will soon vote on the Bipartisan
Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability
Act of 2015 – also known as “Fast Track.” President
Obama has requested Fast Track authority from
Congress to ease the passage of the Trans-Pacific
Partnership (TPP), a massive trade agreement with
12 countries that account for nearly 40% of the global
economy. President Obama has repeatedly stated that
the TPP is “the most progressive trade bill in history”
because it has high labor, environmental, and human
rights standards. The President claims the TPP will
have “higher labor standards, higher environmental
standards,” and “new tools to hold countries
accountable.”
But proponents of almost every free trade agreement
(FTA) in the last 20 years have made virtually identical
claims:
http://www.foreffectivegov.org
See also:
http://www.freembtranslations.net
http://www.alternativetrademandate.org
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