What Is Currency Manipulation?

Inside of every country and every system there are competing interests. Investors want their own currency to be strong at any given time and manufacturers want their own currency to be weak at any given time.

Recipe for Ripoffs

The United States has inked free-trade deals with 20 countries over the past three decades. It’s now clear that this zeal benefits corporations while hurting the rest of us.

Lucky to Be Alive on Workers Memorial Day

Sometimes, corporations place profit above human safety. As a result, workers lose lives and limbs. Cooper Tire announced it will spend $970,000 to improve safety. That’s good. But it comes too late for the two workers who are now amputees.
Leo Gerard
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Rebuild Our Economy By Reducing Our Trade Deficit

President Obama said he would create one million new manufacturing jobs. The President has not met his goal, but we can still reduce unemployment, create new good manufacturing jobs, and reduce our trade deficit all at the same time.
Matt Murray
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Want 5.8 Million New U.S. Jobs? Do This.

A report released by the Economic Policy Institute says we could create millions of new jobs and speed up economic growth if we act to end global currency manipulation. Simple as that.

No Fast Track To TPP: Fix NAFTA First

We have to stop fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Then we should take the momentum from that to demand Congress and President Obama instead fix NAFTA first.

Trade Adjustment Assistance Won’t Fix TPP

Advocates of the Trans-Pacific Partnership claim that trade adjustment assistance for displaced workers will make it OK for the people who lose their jobs. The record of "NAFTA-style" trade agreements says otherwise.

Fast Track to Income Inequality

The main theme of Obama’s State of the Union address was his battle against growing American income inequality. But economists of all stripes agree that U.S. trade policy has been a major contributor to that inequality.

Why We Don’t Like Fast Track: It’s a Job Killer

The reason NAFTA was so harmful to working people was the way it was negotiated – under fast-track authority, behind closed doors. We know from experience what happens once legislators have the fast-track ticket in their hands.
Celeste Drake
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