The time to stop Fast Track is now.
This terrible trade negotiation policy recently passed in the Senate. And now that Congress is back from its Memorial Day recess, the House is expected to bring Fast Track to a vote any day now.
If Fast Track becomes law, it would encourage the passage of bad trade deals. It also would tie Congress’ hands and prevent lawmakers from improving bad deals.
But there is still time to tell our representatives to oppose Fast Track.
TODAY (Wednesday, June 3) is a national Fast Track call-in day, your chance to join people all over the country and tell lawmakers that Americans cannot afford another bad trade deal.
As most letter carriers know by now, Fast Track would allow for a quick vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which could include a ban on postal banking.
Meanwhile, the World Trade Organization is sponsoring negotiation of a trade in services agreement (TISA) among dozens of countries, and the U.S. government is in talks with the European Union on a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). In the TISA and T-TIP negotiations, the Europeans are calling for the United States to phase out the Postal Service’s monopoly on the delivery of letter mail—a policy adopted by the EU.
In other words, allowing T-TIP and TISA to be fast-tracked could pose a direct threat to our jobs and our system of affordable universal service.
Trade deals should not be crafted behind closed doors. Join the AFL-CIO in the effort to put the brakes on bad trade deals.
TODAY, call your representative and tell them to stand up for workers and democracy by opposing Fast Track.
Visit http://www.nofasttrack.com to learn more.