CWA President Larry Cohen responds to ongoing TISA negotiations today revealed by Wikileaks

"Once again Wikileaks reveals what we cannot learn from our own government, a government that defaults to prefer giant trade deals that effect generations of Americans shrouded in secrecy until they are virtually adopted.  Today's leaks of TISA (trade in services) text reveal once again how dangerous Fast Track Authority is when it comes to protecting citizen rights vs. corporate rights.  This TISA text again favors privatization over public services, limits governmental action on issues ranging from safety to the environment using trade as a smokescreen to limit citizen rights.  Those in the US Congress considering Fast Track should take heed.  TISA is as big a blow to our rights and freedom as the Trans- Pacific Partnership and in both cases our government’s secrecy is the key enabler."


Contact: Candice Johnson, CWA Communications, 202-434-1168, cjohnson@cwa-union.org