TPP Moves Ahead Without Working Families’ Concerns Addressed

February 25, 2014

After four days of talks among the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and investment agreement, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today that significant progress has been made. Said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:

We are troubled by today’s announcement that the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment talks are nearing completion, as working families have raised many concerns about this trade deal. As the administration moves quickly to finalize the still-secret text of the TPP agreement, we are deeply concerned that in key areas this agreement is on track to mirror problematic or inadequate provisions in previous trade deals.

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