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AFL-CIO: TPP Failed Workers and Deserved to Die

Richard Trumka
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership died because it ultimately failed America’s working families. Instead of addressing the economic devastation wreaked by wrong-headed trade deals, the TPP doubled down on a failed, corporate-driven ideology.

We lost 2 million jobs to bad trade rules with TPP nations in 2015 alone. This agreement would have delivered an even bigger blow. Outsourcing deals like it drive down wages for 70% of America’s workers.

That’s why a powerful, bipartisan coalition of working people successfully rallied to stop it — and why the administration has no business reviving it. If it wanted to uproot and fundamentally renegotiate the TPP, we’d be willing to listen. But the prospect of reviving the current deal is a non-starter.

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