Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Flood the phone lines! Tell Congress No Fast Track for the TPP!

Today is the National Call-In Day Against Fast Track, and Teamsters around the country are flooding the phone lines to demand Congress vote against the proposal.

Fast Track for the Trans-PacificPartnership (TPP) would pose a grave threat to good-paying jobs and economic equality in the United States. 

Please participate in today's National Call-in Day against Fast Track by calling your Representative and Senators now at (888) 979-9806.

Some may say the TPP will grow our economy. We've tried similar trade deals, like NAFTA and KORUS, but they're destroyed jobs and ballooned the trade deficit. If the deal passes, big corporations will send more jobs overseas where they can take advantage of low wages and weak environmental rules. We need a new approach, not a Fast Track for the old one.

Please call your U.S. Representative and Senators toll-free right now at (888) 979-9806 and urge them to oppose Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It's easy and it won't take but a minute.

The TPP has been negotiated in secret and has still not been released to the public. Meanwhile, hundreds of corporate lobbyists are reviewing the details of the TPP and are even helping to write them. Congress should not rubber stamp this trade deal without making sure it helps working families rather than corporate lobbyists. But if Congress passes Fast Track legislation, that’s exactly what could happen.

We cannot afford for Congress to Fast Track a "NAFTA of the Pacific" that offshores jobs, drives down wages in the jobs that are left, and opens our markets to unsafe products and food.

Call Congress now at (888) 979-9806 and voice your opposition to Fast Track for the TPP.

Calling only takes a minute, but it delivers a powerful message to Congress that constituents are watching them on this issue. Together, our calls and emails stopped Fast Track in the last session — and together we can stop Fast Track for good this year. Please call now.