America Needs Fair Trade

Blue Wilson
President, USW Local 2659 SOAR

American corporations, multi-national corporations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Congress have sold out our economy, our manufacturing industries, and our jobs due to antiquated trade laws that have failed to strengthen our economy.

We fail to adequately staff and fund the policing of trade agreements. We lack language that addresses violations, improper government subsidies, environmental contamination, exploitation of labor, human rights violations and currency manipulation.

The litigation process is unfair to the United States. Current trade law caters to countries that export products to the United States causing a greater hardship for our manufacturing industries by design.

As a nation, we must address trade law reform. We must create fair trade while addressing sound ways to keep our economy stable. We have left working Americans out of these commerce agreements. The proof is in the last several trade agreements.