Updates

06/27/11
Gary Korn, La Crosse Tribune In Colombia last year, 51 trade union leaders, organizers and activists were murdered for their pro-worker activity. That’s more than all the rest of the world combined.
06/27/11
Bill Fletcher Jr, Pittsburgh Courier (NNPA)—The Obama administration has been pushing major free trade agreements, including one with Korea and Colombia. Yet, for all of the discussion in the media, it is not always clear what a free trade agreement actually is and what it means for us.
06/27/11
William Aviles, Kearney Hub On Wednesday, Rep. Adrian Smith will conduct a town hall meeting at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island. The event from 1-4:30 p.m. is to focus on international trade where Smith will undoubtedly re-state his demand that the United States ratify its free trade agreement with Colombia.
06/27/11
Darin Gilley, Columbia Missourian "I was born at night, but not last night," was my reaction after reading Ninth District U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s form letter response to my request of his position on the Korean-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, or KORUS.
06/24/11
Deborah Belgum, Apparel News Passage of free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama had been expected to be approved by Congress before recessing for summer vacation Aug. 8. But now that is in doubt.
06/23/11
The Morning Call If this trade agreement is such a great idea, why is the Trade Agreement Assistance program needed at all?
06/23/11
Kelly Nicholls, Huffington Post As the U.S. government rams the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Colombia forward there are many questions and concerns that are being disregarded. But the impacts will be impossible to ignore.
06/22/11
Julia Preston and Vikas Baja, New York Times A giant Indian outsourcing company with thousands of employees in the United States is facing an expanding federal investigation prompted by claims from an American whistle-blower that it misused short-term visitors’ visas to bring in low-cost workers from India.
06/22/11
One News Fairfax Media is reportedly laying off 45 workers in New Zealand and will be outsourcing the jobs to India.
06/22/11
United Steel Workers WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today released a letter sent to every member of Congress urging they vigorously oppose the free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia because economic facts show the deals will "undermine our economic recovery, further decimate American manufacturing and jobs, and deepen the economic insecurity."

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