Updates

06/08/11
Charles Pope, The Oregonian WASHINGTON -- Fifteen House Democrats, led by Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, pressed the White House Tuesday to include tough and enforceable environmental standards in a trade agreement being negotiated with a constellation of Asian nations that includes Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam.
06/07/11
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Mike Michaud (D-ME), Chairman of the House Trade Working Group, called the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) announcement today that China has ended certain wind power equipment subsidies a good first step.
06/07/11
Jim Lane, People's World DALLAS - North Texas Jobs with Justice participated in the nationwide "First Friday" vigils against unemployment here on June 3. About 20 activists gathered outside the downtown A. Maceo Smith Federal Building, which houses the Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, to publicize the statistics released every first Friday of the month.
06/07/11
Dan Kovalik, CounterPunch.org A number of notable events took place in the past week which underscore the U.S.'s continued failed policies in Latin America. And of course, these notable events were almost totally ignored by the mainstream of the U.S. press.
06/07/11
Abby Phillip, Politico Organized labor has seen this movie before: a Democratic president caught in the uncomfortable position of supporting labor-unfriendly free trade agreements. This time, instead of Bill Clinton, the protagonist is President Barack Obama.
06/07/11
Vicki Needham, The Hill Lori Wallach doesn’t sugarcoat her disappointment with President Obama. “We face a situation with the Obama administration’s trade policy that is equal parts damaging, heartbreaking, infuriating and disgusting,” she told The Hill in an interview.
06/06/11
Tracy Miguel, Naples News Southwest Florida farmers have more rules and regulations than their overseas competition.
06/06/11
Dustin Ensinger, Economy in Crisis The number of manufacturing jobs nationwide fell in the month of May as the unemployment rate rose, reversing months of an economic recovery led by the manufacturing sector.
06/06/11
Brian Francisco, Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette WASHINGTON – A consumer advocacy group claims a U.S.-South Korea free-trade deal would threaten more than 33,000 jobs in northeast Indiana.
06/06/11

Dave Johnson, Seeing The Forest Our trade agreements have pitted working people in countries that do not protect rights or people against the working people here who fought to win the protections of democracy. The result has been devastating to our communities, our economy and our democracy.

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