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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Vulnerable U.S. Dairy Industry Could Be Harmed by TPP Trade Deal

    I personally do not want dairy products from another country.
    U.S. dairy interests are especially concerned that the trade deal will damage family farmers, dairy processors and consumers.

    The letter states the pending trade deal could have tremendous impact on where and how dairy products are produced and processed.

    “New market access for New Zealand’s monopolistic dairy sector would be especially damaging to U.S. dairy farmers and those who produce and process nonfat dry milk, butterfat or cheese,” the letter states.
    Vulnerable U.S. Dairy Industry Could Be Harmed by TPP Trade Deal | International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)

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    Default Re: Vulnerable U.S. Dairy Industry Could Be Harmed by TPP Trade Deal

    Florida Gets Organized to Stop the TPP
    In Orlando, community members and Central Florida Jobs with Justice met with Senator Nelson and Senator Rubio’s offices. We thanked Senator Nelson for signing onto Senator Al Franken’s (D - Minn) letter concerning jobs and labor standards in the TPP. We asked that both Senators demand a release of the TPP negotiating text for review by Congress and the public. We also asked that they vote “No” on “Fast Track,” which would allow the Obama administration to ram approval of the TPP through Congress, without members having a chance to say what should or should not be in the secretive TPP text.

    Throughout the speaking tour stops, we found that most attendees had never heard of the TPP before the tour. Many reacted with surprise and anger when they learned about the provisions the Obama administration is secretly negotiating that give more power to corporations. Many responded with comments about “global corporate governance” and “loss of national sovereignty” when they learned about the private tribunals the TPP will create to allow corporations to sue countries for impacting profits by enforcing their own environmental and labor laws. Participants were stunned when they learned that aspects of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are being swept under the rug in the TPP, and that there are provisions included to ease offshoring of jobs, decrease food safety standards, and decrease access to medication. One student at Florida State University said, “It just sounds preposterous that it’s being allowed to happen.”
    Eyes on Trade: Florida Gets Organized to Stop the TPP

 

 

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