Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What's in the Pacific trade deals currently being negotiated?

On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement talks with trade ministers from eight countries, including Vietnam and Malaysia. Manufacturing groups, unions and environmentalists are holding rallies to oppose the deal. If they go through, they'll be the largest trade deals ever signed. How are trade deals affecting job growth in the US? Join us at 10 or email And how are overseas workers impacted? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Tim Robertson, director of the California Fair Trade Coalition

Charles Kernaghen, director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights

Scott Paul, the founding executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Click to Listen: What's in the Pacific trade deals being negotiated?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who better to consult about nafta than Bill CLinton who enacted it?

Discussing his administration's trade policy, Clinton admitted that it "has not worked" to alleviate poverty, as promised.
President Clinton said, "It was a mistake," inspeaking about he said of his agribusiness-backed policies that forced impoverished countries to eliminate tariffs. "It was a mistake that I was a party to ... I had to live every day with the consequences of the loss of capacity to produce a rice crop in Haiti to feed those people because of what I did."