Updates

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."
06/21/11
Leo Hindery, Huffington Post Anyone deeply concerned about the current almost unprecedented real unemployment rate of more than 18% and about the ongoing jobless recovery must first focus on resuscitating our depleted manufacturing sector. Especially given the current political mood in Washington concerning new federal expenditures, this focus will necessarily require the Obama administration to seriously rethink its approach to trade, particularly toward China.
06/21/11
Daniel Malloy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Casey criticized Obama administration trade policy today, saying he is unlikely to support the Free Trade Agreement with South Korea.
06/20/11
Menafn.com The U.S. Government will investigate the AFL-CIO labor federation's allegations that Bahrain has perpetrated human rights abuses and failing to protect workers' rights as agreed upon in a free trade agreement between the two countries, the Daily Star reported.

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