Outlaw Chinese Steel

The US can become a weakling, reliant on other nations for steel, including some, like China, that clearly are not allies. Or, the United States can act now, as U.S. Steel demands, to secure America’s industrial strength and independence.
Leo Gerard
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Food, LGBT Groups Ask Congress To Reject TPP

A coalition led by farm and rural groups sent a letter to Congress opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Meanwhile Pride At Work called out the dangers of TPP opening up Malaysia, a violator of basic human rights.

China Says No To Fixing Steel Problem

China is producing much more steel than the country and the world can use, forcing steel companies in the U.S. and elsewhere to shut down production and lay off workers. They are rejecting calls to stop this overproduction.

The Big Fight Over Chinese Steel

Current global overcapacity is estimated at 700 million tons — more than seven times what U.S. steelmakers can produce. This is expected to get worse. How should the U.S. respond?

Trade Shapes Wisconsin Primary

The Wisconsin primary is Tuesday and Senator Bernie Sanders is pounding on his opposition to trade deals that have closed factories and cost jobs.

The Choice Is Not Between TPP Or No Trade

The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s strongest opponents are not against trade. What we are arguing for is using a blueprint that already exists to write trade agreements that actually benefit American workers.

Burning Issues: The Sanders-Clinton Debate On Trade

The senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, explains in a video released Tuesday the sharp difference between Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on trade.
Burning Issues Video
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When a Coin Drops in Asia, Jobs Disappear in Detroit

The U.S. runs massive trade deficits with the other 11 TPP countries. Trade deficits mean products are shipped to the U.S. rather than made in the U.S. The math is simple. A drop in Asian currency means a drop in U.S. jobs.
Leo Gerard
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When Too Much is Terrible

China makes too much steel. With government subsidies and currency manipulation that are illegal under international trade rules, China sells steel overseas at below production cost, bankrupting fair market manufacturers and killing jobs.
Leo Gerard
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