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Seeking to Fast Track a Bad Deal

As the Obama administration works to secure Fast Track authority for its trade deal that critics fear will devastate American jobs, CWA members and activists in every district and sector have been generating calls and writing letters to members of Congress to stop Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

The TPP, a massive trade deal that is being negotiated in secret by the U.S. and 11 other countries, makes it easier to offshore manufacturing and service industry jobs. TPP is specifically designed to guarantee and protect future profits for multinational corporations. It lets corporations sue a country over any law, like raising the minimum wage or protecting the public health, if it affects profits. TPP also would make "Buy American" laws illegal.

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Members of CWA Local 3603 Retired Members Chapter write letters and make phone calls to Rep. Alma Adams, a Democrat who represents North Carolina's 12th district, asking her to oppose Fast Track for the TPP.

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At new local officer training in Florida, CWAers took time out to call their members of Congress and write letters urging them to vote NO on Fast Track for the TPP.

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