SOTU: President’s Base Opposes Fast Track for TPP

Jan 29, 2014 by

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 12:56 By Staff, Citizens Trade Campaign 

 

 

Over 550 Labor, Environmental, Family Farm & Community Groups Send Letter to Congress OpposingFast Track Legislation

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC — Over 550 labor, environmental, family farm and other organizations traditionally associated with President Barack Obama’s political base sent a letter to Congress today opposing FastTrack legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other pending trade agreements.  The letter comes just a day before the President’s annual State of the Union address.  Corporate interests that fought the president’s re-election are lobbying for him to use the speech to call on Congress to enact Fast Track authority for the TPP.  The President’s political base and many congressional Democrats stand in united opposition, emphasizing that the TPP threatens to exacerbate American income inequality.

 

 

“Income inequality and long-term unemployment are serious problems that the job-killing TPP would only worsen,” said Arthur Stamoulis, executive director of Citizens Trade Campaign, which organized the letter.  “Calling for Fast Track in the State of the Union would undercut positive proposals to battle growing income inequality and create middle class jobs which are expected to be the central focus of the President’s speech.  As short-sighted as such a call would be, even more short-sighted would be for Congress members on either side of the aisle to answer it, as they’re the ones who would be dealing with the political repercussions this November.”

 

 

The 564-organization letter urges Congress to oppose “The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act” (HR 3830/S 1900), legislation which would revive the 2002 Fast Track “trade promotion authority” mechanism that expired in 2007.  The bill was introduced on January 9 without a Democratic sponsor in the House by Ways & Means Committee Chair David Camp (R-MI), and by outgoing Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) in the Senate.

 

 

“After decades of devastating job loss, attacks on environmental and health laws and floods of unsafe imported food under our past trade agreements, America must chart a new course on trade policy,” the letter reads.  “To accomplish this, a new form of trade authority is needed that ensures Congress and the public play a much more meaningful role in determining the contents of U.S. trade agreements… [The Camp-Baucus bill] is an abrogation of not only Congress’ constitutional authority, but of its responsibility to the American people.  We oppose this bill, and urge you to do so as well.”

 

 

Among the signers are labor unions like the AFL-CIO, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), American Federation of Teachers, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, United Autoworkers (UAW), United Brotherhood of Carpenters, United Steelworkers (USW) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU); environmental organizations like 350.org, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, League of Conservation Voters, National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club; family farm organizations like the National Family Farm Coalition, National Farmers Union and the Western Organization of Resource Councils; consumer groups like Food & Water Watch, Organic Consumers Association, National Consumers League and Public Citizen; and hundreds of others.

 

 

During last year’s State of the Union address, President Obama claimed that the TPP would “boost American exports.”  He made similar claims in his 2011 State of the Union speech with respect to the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, urging Congress to pass that pact.  U.S. exports to Korea declined ten percent in the first year of that agreement, while American-job-displacing imports from South Korea increased.  The 37 percent increase to the U.S. trade deficit with Korea in the pact’s first year equated to a loss of 40,000 U.S. jobs.

 

 

Trade negotiators have missed repeated self-imposed deadlines for completing the TPP, and more than three-quarters of House Democrats and a bloc of Republican House members have signed letters expressing their opposition to Fast Track for the agreement.

 

 

“Americans cannot afford a ‘NAFTA of the Pacific.’  Fast Track would ensure that the Obama administration’s proposals for the TPP are never exposed to public scrutiny until after the pact is signed, amendments are prohibited and changes become all but impossible,” said Stamoulis.  “Rubber stamping such a far-reaching agreement sight unseen is no way for Congress to create public policy.”

 

 

A PDF copy of today’s letter opposing Fast Track can be found online at:  http://bit.ly/1jXiUAF

 

 

January 27, 2014

 

 

Re: Please Oppose “The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act” (HR 3830 / S 1900)

 

 

Dear Member of Congress:

 

 

The undersigned organizations urge you to oppose “The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act” (HR 3830 / S 1900).  This legislation would revive the outdated and unsound 2002 “Fast Track” TradePromotion Authority mechanism.

 

 

Indeed, the legislation replicates the broad delegation of Congress’ constitutional authorities that was provided in the 2002 Fast Track, undermining Congress’ ability to have a meaningful role in shaping the contents of trade agreements.

 

 

The legislation includes several negotiation objectives not found in the 2002 Fast Track.  However, theFast Track process that this legislation would reestablish ensures that these objectives are entirely unenforceable.  If this bill were enacted, the president could sign a trade agreement before Congress votes on it — whether or not the negotiating objectives have been met.   It would also allow the executive branch to write legislation not subject to committee markup that would implement the pact and alter existing U.S. laws so that they come into compliance with the rules of the trade agreement.   Additionally, if HR 3830 were enacted, trade pact implementing legislation would be guaranteed House and Senate votes within 90 days, with all floor amendments forbidden and a maximum of 20 hours of debate.

 

 

Fast Track was designed in the 1970s when trade negotiations were focused on cutting tariffs and quotas.  Today’s pending “trade” agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are much broader — setting binding policy on Congress and state legislatures relating to patents and copyright, food safety, government procurement, financial regulation, immigration, healthcare, energy, the environment, labor rights and more.  Such a broad delegation of Congress’ constitutional authorities is simply inappropriate given the scope of the pending “trade” agreements and the implications for Congress’ core domestic policymaking prerogatives.

 

 

After decades of devastating job loss, attacks on environmental and health laws and floods of unsafe imported food under our past trade agreements, America must chart a new course on trade policy.  To accomplish this, a new form of trade authority is needed that ensures that Congress and the public play a much more meaningful role in determining the contents of U.S. trade agreements. Critically, such a new procedure must ensure that Congress is satisfied with a trade agreement’s contents before a pact can be signed and subjected to any expedited procedures.

 

 

HR 3830 / S 1900 is an abrogation of not only Congress’ constitutional authority, but of its responsibility to the American people.  We oppose this bill, and urge you to do so as well.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Citizens Trade Campaign

 

 

ActionAid USA

 

AFL-CIO

 

Alliance for Democracy

 

Alliance for Retired Americans

 

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

 

American Federation of Teachers

 

American Friends Service Committee

 

American Medical Student Organization

 

American Nurses Association

 

Americans for Democratic Action

 

Americans Organized for Change

 

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)

 

Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union (AWPPW)

 

Backbone Campaign

 

Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union

 

BAYAN USA

 

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

 

BlueGreen Alliance

 

Breast Cancer Action

 

Campaign for Americas Future

 

Caring Activists Against Fur

 

Center for Effective Government

 

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

 

Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health (CPATH)

 

Center for Rights

 

Children’s Environmental Protection Alliance (Children’s EPA)

 

CIP Americas Program

 

Coalition for a Prosperous America

 

Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras

 

CODEPINK

 

Colombia Support Network

 

Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach

 

Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)

 

Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism

 

Communications Workers of America

 

Community Food and Justice Coalition

 

Conference of Major Superiors of Men

 

Corporate Accountability International

 

CREDO

 

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

 

Domestic Fair Trade Association

 

Energy Action Coalition

 

Environmental Investigation Agency

 

Episcopal Network for Economic Justice

 

Fair World Project

 

Family Farm Defenders

 

Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance

 

Farms Not Arms

 

Fight for the Future

 

Food & Water Watch

 

Food Chain Workers Alliance

 

Food Empowerment Project

 

Foundation for Integrative AIDS Research (FIAR)

 

Free Speech for People

 

Friends of the Earth

 

GABRIELA USA

 

Global Exchange

 

Global Justice Ecology Project

 

GMO Free USA

 

Grassroots International

 

Gray Panthers

 

Greenpeace

 

Guatemala Human Rights Commission

 

Health Alliance International

 

Health Care Without Harm

 

Holy Cross International Justice Office

 

Holy Cross International Justice Office

 

Human Rights Observation/Honduras

 

Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK)

 

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

 

Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights

 

Institute for Local Self Reliance

 

Institute for Policy Studies, Global Economy Project

 

International Action Center

 

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

 

International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers

 

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker (IBEW)

 

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

 

International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)

 

International Forum on Globalization

 

International Fund for Animal Welfare

 

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

 

IUE-CWA, Industrial Division of the Communication Workers of America

 

James Leonard Wolcott Corp Trust USA

 

Just Foreign Policy

 

Just Transition Alliance

 

Kids for Saving Earth

 

Labor Notes

 

League of Conservation Voters

 

Maquiladora Health & Safety Support Network

 

Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

 

Mata Traders

 

Medical Mission Sisters Alliance for Justice

 

Moana Nui Action Alliance

 

Moms Across America

 

Move To Amend

 

MoveOn

 

Multi-Duti Mfg., Inc

 

National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC)

 

National Consumers League

 

National Family Farm Coalition

 

National Farmers Union

 

National Lawyers Guild International Committee

 

National Nurses United

 

National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

 

Network for Environmental & Economic Responsibility United Church of Christ

 

New Rules for Global Finance

 

New York Climate Action Group

 

Nicaragua -U.S. Friendship Office of the Americas

 

Nicaragua Center for Community Action

 

Nicaragua Network

 

Nonviolence International

 

Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Justice, Peace/Integrity of Creation Office

 

Organic Consumers Association

 

Pax Christi USA

 

People-to People International Net, 9-jo no kai

 

Pesticide Action Network North America

 

Physicians for Social Responsibility

 

PopularResistance.org

 

Power In Community Alliances

 

Presbyterian Church (USA)

 

Progressive Congress

 

Progressive Democrats of America

 

Public Citizen

 

Quaker Earthcare Witness

 

Rainforest Action Network (RAN)

 

Rainforest Information Centre

 

Rainforest Relief

 

Real Food Generation

 

RootsAction.org

 

Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural

 

Salvadoran American National Network (SANN)

 

School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch)

 

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

 

Sierra Club

 

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Congregational Leadership

 

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas – Institute Leadership Team

 

Sisters of the Holy Cross – Congregation Justice Committee

 

Slow Food USA

 

Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace

 

Solidarity

 

Student Global AIDS Campaign

 

The Mothers Project

 

TransAfrica Forum

 

U.S. – El Salvador Sister Cities

 

Unitarian Universalist Global AIDS Coalition

 

UNITE HERE

 

United Autoworkers (UAW)

 

United Brotherhood of Carpenters

 

United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries

 

United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE)

 

United Front Against Austerity

 

United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society

 

United Mine Workers of America

 

United States Pirate Party

 

United Steelworkers (USW)

 

United Students Against Sweatshops

 

United Students for Fair Trade

 

UniteWomen.org-ACTION

 

WarIsACrime.org

 

Waterkeeper Alliance

 

WhyHunger

 

Witness for Peace

 

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

 

Women’s Voices for the Earth

 

Working Families

 

 

Local, State and Regional Organizations

 

350 Corvallis (OR)

 

350 Seattle (WA)

 

350CT

 

350NYC

 

350PDX (OR)

 

4th CD/St. Paul Green Party (MN)

 

A Chance to Grow (MN)

 

A Philip Randolph Ft Worth Texas Chapter

 

Act On Climate (OR)

 

Activate CT

 

AFSCME 2748 Chapter 10 (WI)

 

AFSCME Council 5 (MN)

 

AFSCME Council 75 (OR)

 

AFSCME Local 3214 (OR)

 

AFSCME Local 34 (MN)

 

AFSCME Local 3800 (MN)

 

AFSCME Local 4001 (MN)

 

AFSCME Wisconsin Chapter 7 Retirees

 

Alameda County Public Health Commission (CA)

 

Alliance for Democracy – Oregon

 

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 (MN)

 

American Federation OF Government Employees Local 3354 (MO)

 

American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3937 (OR)

 

American Postal Workers Union, Minneapolis Area Local (MN)

 

American Postal Workers Union, St. Paul Area Local (MN)

 

Americans for Democratic Action of Northeast Ohio

 

Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake Counties Farmers’ Union (OH)

 

Atlantic Chapter Sierra Club’s TPP Task Force (NY)

 

Austin Central Labor Council (TX)

 

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (TX)

 

Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 167G (MN)

 

Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 267G (MN)

 

Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 369G (MN)

 

Bath/Brunswick Occupy (ME)

 

Blue Green Alliance (MN)

 

Bronx Greens (NY)

 

Bronx River Bicycle Works (NY)

 

Brooklyn For Peace (NY)

 

CAJA3 Community Action for Justice in the Americas, Africa, Asia (MT)

 

California Dairy Campaign

 

California Farmers Union

 

Carpenters Local 322 (MN)

 

Carpenters Local 361 (MN)

 

Cascade AIDS Project (OR)

 

Catskill Mountainkeeper (NY)

 

Cement Masons and Plasters Local 633 (MN)

 

Center for Popular Economics (MA)

 

Central Co-op (WA)

 

Central Contra Costa County MoveOn Council (CA)

 

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL) (MN)

 

Chesapeake Climate Action Network (MD)

 

Chicago Fair Trade (IL)

 

Chicago Political Economy Group (IL)

 

Chicago-Cinquera Sister Cities (IL)

 

Citizens for Peace and Justice (OR)

 

Citizens’ Environmental Coalition (NY)

 

Clarke Constituents of Trade Justice New York Metro

 

Clean and Healthy New York

 

Cleveland Jobs with Justice (OH)

 

Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline (NY)

 

Coastal Bend Labor Council, AFL-CIO (TX)

 

Columbia-Pacific Alliance for Social Justice (OR)

 

Communications Workers of America District 6 (TX)

 

Communications Workers of America District 7 (MN)

 

Communications Workers of America Local 1103 (NY)

 

Communications Workers of America Local 1111 (NY)

 

Communications Workers of America Local 6132 (TX)

 

Communications Workers of America Local 6215 (TX)

 

Communications Workers of America Local 6222 (TX)

 

Communications Workers of America Local 7777 (CO)

 

Communications Workers of America Local 7901 (OR)

 

Communications Workers of America Minnesota State Council

 

Community Alliance for Global Justice (WA)

 

Community Alliance of Lane County (OR)

 

Concerned Families of Westchester (NY)

 

Connecticut Sierra Club

 

Corpus Christi American Federation of Teachers (AFT) (TX)

 

Coulee Partners for Sustainability (WI)

 

Coulee Region Community Coalition (WI)

 

Dakota Rural Action

 

Dallas AFL-CIO (TX)

 

Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (PA & NY)

 

Deep Green Resistance NYC

 

Democracy In Action Chicago (IL)

 

Denver Area Labor Federation (CO)

 

Denver Justice & Peace Committee (CO)

 

Divas Fair Trade (MN)

 

DownRiver Alliance (WI)

 

Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition (NY)

 

Durango Unido en Chicago (IL)

 

East Central Area Labor Council (MN)

 

Eco-Logic, WBAI-FM (NY)

 

Ecumenical Peace Institute/CALC (CA)

 

Elevator Constructors Local 9 (MN)

 

Empire State Consumer Project (NY)

 

Environmental Health Strategy Center (ME)

 

Environmental Task Force, Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church (MD)

 

Eureka Recycling (MN)

 

FACE Hawaii

 

Fairmont, Minnesota Peace Group

 

Farmworker Association of Florida

 

Florida Against the Trans Pacific Partnership

 

Food for Maine’s Future

 

Fort Worth TX MoveOn Council

 

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice (IL)

 

Frack Free Illinois

 

Galveston County Central Labor Council (TX)

 

GMO Free Colorado

 

GMO Free Maryland

 

GMO Free Orange County (CA)

 

Greater Glens Falls Central Labor Council AFL-CIO (NY)

 

Green CTY Democrats (WI)

 

Green Party of Whatcom County (WA)

 

Haiti Action Committee (CA)

 

Hampshire/Franklin Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (MA)

 

Harlem Tenants Council (NY)

 

Harris County AFL-CIO Council (TX)

 

HartBeat Ensemble  (CT)

 

HoCo Climate Change (MD)

 

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (MN)

 

Houston Gulf Coast Building & Construction Trades Council (TX)

 

Huron Valley Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (MI)

 

IBT – Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (TX)

 

Illinois Fair Trade Coalition

 

Illinois Green Party

 

Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (OH)

 

Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (MI)

 

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Airline Local 1833 (MN)

 

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Capitol City and Minneapolis Metal Workers Lodge 459 (MN)

 

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District 165 (MN)

 

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local 126 (IL)

 

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local Lodge 1037 (MN)

 

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local Lodge 112 (MN)

 

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local Lodge 112 (MN)

 

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local Lodge 1956 (MN)

 

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local Lodge 623 (MN)

 

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local Lodge 737 (MN)

 

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Minnesota State Council

 

International Association of the Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 22 (TX)

 

International Association of the Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 66 (TX)

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 3rd District (PA)

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1253 (ME)

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 160 (MN)

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 20 (TX)

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 242 (MN)

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 31 (MN)

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 520 (TX)

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 66 (TX)

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 716 (TX)

 

International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) Local 21 (TX)

 

International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) Local 81 (TX)

 

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 88 (TX)

 

Ironworkers Local 263 (TX)

 

IUE-CWA Local 1140 (MN)

 

Jeannette Rankin Peace Center (MT)

 

JOBS NOW Coalition (MN)

 

Justice Party of California

 

Justice Party of Connecticut

 

Justice Party of New Mexico

 

Kentucky Environmental Foundation

 

Keystone Progress (PA)

 

La Conexion de las Americas (MN)

 

Labelgmos.org (CA)

 

Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street (NY)

 

Laborers District Council of Minnesota & North Dakota

 

Land Stewardship Project (MN)

 

Law Office of Robert G. O’Leary (MA)

 

League of Rural Voters (MN)

 

Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas

 

Lehigh Valley Gas Truth (PA)

 

Long Island MoveOn.org (NY)

 

Long Island Progressive Coalition (NY)

 

Main Street Alliance of Oregon

 

Maine AFL-CIO

 

Maine Fair Trade Campaign

 

Maine People’s Alliance

 

Malama Kauai (HI)

 

MAPE (MN)

 

Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas (CA)

 

Maryland United for Peace and Justice, Inc.

 

May 1st Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights (NY)

 

Midwest Pesticide Action Center (IL)

 

Millwrights Local 548 (MN)

 

Milwaukee Fair Trade Coalition (WI)

 

Mingas-NY

 

Minisink Matters (NY)

 

Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation (MN)

 

Minnesota AFL-CIO

 

Minnesota Building and Construction Trades

 

Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition

 

Minnesota Farmers Union

 

Minnesota Industrial Union Council

 

Minnesota Nurses Association

 

Minnesota Public Interest Research Group

 

Minnesota Teamsters Joint Council 32

 

Missoula Women for Peace (MT)

 

Missouri Rural Crisis Center

 

Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE)

 

MnPA (MN)

 

MoveOn Los Angeles Council (CA)

 

MoveOn.org New York Councils

 

MoveOn.org/Portland (OR)

 

National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 59 (WI)

 

New Hampshire Right To Know GMO

 

New York Buyer’s Club

 

New York State AFL-CIO

 

Nicaragua Solidarity Committee Chicago / Alliance for Global Justice (IL)

 

North Carolina State AFL-CIO

 

North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

 

North East Area Labor Council (MN)

 

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group – NESAWG (NY)

 

Northern Plains Resource Council (MT)

 

Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (MA)

 

Northwest Farm Bill Action Group (WA)

 

NSC Chicago (IL)

 

NY Faith & Justice

 

NY4Whales

 

NYC Councils of MoveOn.org

 

NYC Friends of Clearwater

 

Occupy Bellingham (WA)

 

Occupy Coachella Valley (CA)

 

Ocean Spirit Massage & Co. (MT)

 

Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 12 (MN)

 

Ohio AFL-CIO

 

Ohio Fair Trade Campaign

 

Ohio Farmers Union

 

Oregon Action

 

Oregon AFL-CIO

 

Oregon AFSCME

 

Oregon Alliance for Progress

 

Oregon Fair Trade Campaign

 

Oregon Machinist Council

 

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

 

Oregon Progressive Party

 

Oregon Steelworkers LE

 

Organization of Staff Analysts (NY)

 

Organize Ohio

 

Orlando Light Brigade (FL)

 

Oxfam UT (TX)

 

PA 12th C.D. Chapter, Progressive Democrats of America

 

PA Fair Trade Coalition

 

Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith (NY)

 

Peace Christian Fellowship (CA)

 

Peace House (OR)

 

PeaceWorks of Greater Brunswick Maine

 

Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air

 

Pennsylvania Council of Churches

 

People For Positive Action (NY)

 

Pierce County Central Labor Council (WA)

 

Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (MA)

 

Pipe Fitters Local Union 211 (TX)

 

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 142 (TX)

 

Plumbers Local 68 (TX)

 

Portland Area Global AIDS Coalition (OR)

 

Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (OR)

 

Portland Climate Jobs Committee (OR)

 

Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (OR)

 

Portland Jobs with Justice (OR)

 

Portlandrisingtide.org (OR)

 

Powder River Basin Resource Council (WY)

 

Presbytery of the Twin Cities (MN)

 

Presentation Sisters, Aberdeen, SD

 

Professional and Technical Employees Local 17 (WA)

 

Progressive Democrats of America – Tucson Chapter (AZ)

 

Protect Biodiversity in Public Forests (OH)

 

Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (WA)

 

Regla de Oro (MN)

 

Residents for a Quality City (CA)

 

Retirees for Single Payer Health Care (MI)

 

RLM Arts (MN)

 

Rochester Committee on Latin America (NY)

 

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center

 

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center (CO)

 

Rogue Climate (OR)

 

RoMaYa Sound Health & Beauty (MA)

 

San Antonio AFL-CIO (TX)

 

Sane Energy Project (NY)

 

SEIU 49 (OR)

 

SEIU 503 (OR)

 

SEIU Local 63 (MN)

 

SEIU Minnesota State Council

 

Sheet Metal Workers Local 10 (MN)

 

Sheet Metal Workers Local 54 (TX)

 

Sheet Metal, Air and Transportation Workers Local 565 (WI)

 

Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter (WI)

 

Sierra Club North Star Chapter (MN)

 

Sierra Club’s NYC TPP Task Force

 

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Western Province Leadership (KY)

 

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX

 

SoBDl (OR)

 

Solidarity Committee of the Capital District (Albany, NY)

 

South Florida Voices For Working Families

 

Southeast Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers

 

Southeast Minnesota Area Labor Council

 

Southern Maine Labor Council

 

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now

 

Southwest Ohio Green PAC

 

Spectrum 360 Radio Program (FL)

 

Spokane Regional Labor Council (WA)

 

Spring Branch American Federation of Teachers (AFT) (TX)

 

St Paul, MN Area Local American Postal Workers Union (APWU)

 

St Pete for Peace (FL)

 

St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (MO)

 

St. Paul Regional Labor Federation (MN)

 

Stephanie Low Artists (NY)

 

Studance (OR)

 

Students Against Sweatshops at UT Austin (TX)

 

Tarrant County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (TX)

 

Teamsters Local 1205 (NY)

 

Teamsters Local 4535M (TX)

 

Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club

 

Texas AFL CIO

 

Texas AFSCME

 

Texas Alliance for Retired Americans

 

Texas American Federation of Teachers

 

Texas Fair Trade Coalition

 

Texas Farmers Union

 

Texas Political & Legislative Committee – CWA

 

Texas State Association of Electrical Workers

 

Texas State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO

 

Texas State Council of Machinists

 

Texas State Employee’s Union CWA Local 6186

 

The Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (IL)

 

The Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement

 

The Enviro Show (MA)

 

The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester (NY)

 

TradeJustice New York Metro

 

Union House Apparel (MN)

 

UNITE HERE Local 5 (HI)

 

UNITE HERE Minnesota

 

United Association (UA) Local 529 (TX)

 

United Auto Workers Local 958 (MN)

 

United Auto Workers Minnesota State CAP Council

 

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1189 (MN)

 

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1459 (MA)

 

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 21 (WA)

 

United for Action (NY)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) District 11 (MN)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) District 13 Council (TX)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 10-1 (PA)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 11-75 (MN)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1165 (PA)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1188 (ME)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 12698 (PA)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1688 (PA)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1940 (PA)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2002 (MN)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2599-06 (PA)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 264 (MN)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2660 (MN)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 365 (ME)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 4-1247 (ME)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 4-261 (ME)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 404 (PA)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6115 (MN)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 7263 (MN)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 8041 (PA)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 8183 (PA)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 900 (ME)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9445 (PA)

 

United Steelworkers (USW) Local Union 256L (PA)

 

United Transportation Union, Minnesota Legislative Council

 

United Union of Roofers and Waterproofers Local 123 (OH)

 

University of Minnesota Labor Education Service

 

Urban/Suburban Ecoliteracy (CA)

 

Veterans for Peace – Austin Chapter (TX)

 

Veterans for Peace – NYC Chapter 034

 

Vocal – NY

 

Washington Fair Trade Coalition

 

Washington Heights Counter-Recruitment Group (NY)

 

Washington State Democrats

 

Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

 

Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders

 

WashTech (WA)

 

Washtenaw Community Action Team (MI)

 

We The People Matter (NY)

 

WESPAC Foundation (NY)

 

West Area Labor Council (MN)

 

West Texas Building & Construction Trades Council

 

Western Colorado Congress

 

Western Maine Labor Council

 

Western Mass Jobs with Justice

 

Western Organization of Resource Councils (MT)

 

Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO Central Labor Council

 

Whatcom Democrats (WA)

 

Whatever It Takes for Progress (MI)

 

Wisconsin Fair Trade Coalition

 

Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters

 

Witness for Peace New England

 

Witness for Peace Northwest

 

Witness for Peace Southeast

 

Witness for Peace Upper Midwest

 

Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, Portland Branch (OR)

 

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Maine

Worldview (NH)

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