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Sixty senators – the bare minimum needed – voted to give the administration authority to negotiate the horrendous Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement with 11 other nations without congressional amendments. Thirty eight senators voted against it. The so-called Fast Track bill passed the House last week.

AFGE has been standing with the AFL-CIO in rejecting TPP, which has been called NAFTA on steroids as it would send jobs overseas, lay off Americans, exploit low-wage workers in those countries, weaken U.S. laws and regulations, jack up drug prices, hurt the environment, among other things

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