Senate Votes to Open Debate on Fast Track

Categories: Workers' Rights

The Senate on Thursday voted to begin debate on a Trade Promotion Authority, which would allow the White House to fast track trade deals. The vote came two days after the Senate voted down the same motion. 

The White House is seeking authority to fast track trade deals like the horrendous Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade deal among the U.S. and 11 other countries in Asia and Latin America.  

AFGE has written extensively about TPP and its impact on American workers including federal employees. This Week we ran a new piece “The Truth about Free Trade” that discusses what free trade has meant in the past and what it could mean for the future if TPP is indeed adopted.

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