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Tue May 19, 2015, 04:03 PM

 

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka rips Oregon Democrats for support of Pacific Rim trade deal [View all]

I JUST CALLED ALL THESE JUST NOW, AND BOY DID THAT FEEL GOOD.
Most of the staffers who answered were hard-pressed to explain all the
secrecy and gag-orders and such surrounding TPP.
EARL BLUMENAUER 202-225-4811
GREG WALDEN 202-225-6730
KURT SCHRADER 202-225-5711
SUZANNE BONAMICI 202-225-0855


National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka minced no words Monday criticizing Sen. Ron Wyden and other Oregon Democrats for supporting the Pacific Rim trade deal making its way through Congress.

During a rare Portland visit, Trumka called out Oregon's senior senator and three Congressional representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader for siding with President Barack Obama as he seeks "fast track" authority to negotiate a Trans-Pacific Partnership between 12 nations.

Trumka and most other leaders in the organized labor movement contend the trade pact would drive down wages and lead to more outsourcing of U.S. jobs while offering no labor and environmental protections.

"I'm blowing the whistle, quite frankly" on the three Portland-area Democrats and Wyden "for being on the wrong side of this issue," said Trumka.

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2015/05/afl-cio_president_richard_trum.html

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