Unions to make trade pacts an issue in 2016 campaigns

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Trade | No Comments

Unions plan to make lawmakers’ support for trade an issue in next year’s U.S. elections, the head of the country’s largest labor federation said on Tuesday. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said unions would keep a tally of how lawmakers vote on upcoming legislation allowing Congress to set negotiating objectives for trade deals in exchange for […]

A trade deal with a bonus for national security

Posted by on Mar 8, 2015 in Trade | No Comments

U.S. officials hosted trade negotiators from 11 nations spanning Asia and the Americas in Hawaii to work toward completing what could be the most significant trade deal in a generation. Five years in the making, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would cover 40% of global gross domestic product and a third of world trade. Any such […]