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    Default Hoffa Signs Agreement With Brazil Union Leader

    Maybe this is what we need. It is a global economy so why not global unions too.

    Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa and a top Brazilian labor leader inked an agreement today in Washington that will allow unions in the U.S. and Brazil to better work together and advocate for one another. The deal builds on informal efforts to join across national borders to build union strength in an increasingly global marketplace.

    Hoffa signed the “solidarity agreement” on behalf of the Change to Win (CtW) coalition. He said the deal between CtW and the 8 million member UGT (União Geral dos Trabalhadores) union confederation in Brazil would pay dividends when it comes to creating global campaigns and union networks to increase worker rights at multinational corporations. UGT has already staged walkouts at Walmart and Nissan to support U.S. workers in their fight against the companies for fairer wages. Workers at both companies are unionized in Brazil.
    Hoffa Signs Agreement With Brazil Union Leader | International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)

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    Default Re: Hoffa Signs Agreement With Brazil Union Leader

    The world powers wanted a "global" economy, now all working class people are suffering.
    Why not have global union power ?
    If world economic conditions affect people in other areas, then unions could affect corporate economic conditions too.
    The key is to get the regular "joe" to understand that.
    Not likely, considering we can't get truck drivers here to join us ... and people like bean masquerade as unionists.
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    It should have been done with any and all of these freetrade type deals....if us corporations have fled and had any kind of US protections in any way, then so ti should have our unions somehow participated.
    Imagine if somehow we could have had unions built up in Mexico as factories were built under NAFTA.......we probably wouldnt have had the crashes we've had....job loss and paycuts had more to do with it all than we are jed to beleive.
    Our type of capitalism involving products made by uneducated labor will only work properlly with unions. It is the necesary balance. WE are the regulator. The PREVENTER of socialism, not the cause.

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    Delusional



    Mexico's auto unions agree to cut wages

    The United Auto Workers union had hoped to preserve American jobs by offering a two-tier wage system last fall, cutting starting wages for new U.S. workers by half to about $14.20 an hour. But it hasn't worked -- the jobs are flowing to Mexico, where starting wages at some plants also have been two-tiered, to as little as $1.50 per hour with a lot less of the related pension and health care costs of U.S. workers.
    With labor costs like these, Mexico is staying competitive with China, where an average worker at a foreign-owned factory or joint venture can make $2 to $6 per hour. While Mexican benefit costs run higher, Mexico may have already won the low-wage race.
    Mexico's auto unions agree to cut wages | MLive.com

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    Default Re: Hoffa Signs Agreement With Brazil Union Leader

    Only the fairtax can level the field

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    Default Re: Hoffa Signs Agreement With Brazil Union Leader

    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    Only the fairtax can level the field
    Tariffs worked fine before the liberal Cordel Hull changed them into taxes for Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
    Tariffs worked fine before the liberal Cordel Hull changed them into taxes for Americans.
    No there are two sides to that war and it won't be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    No there are two sides to that war and it won't be good.
    The begining of your scriptwriters story was freetrade and all jobs left but finance.
    The end will be the same wether you follow your above reference to Mexican autoworkers, or if we do the fair tax....We will be reduced to trhrid world standards.......for even the tax deals are not enough to compete against peoples who cannot defend against those who finance them and dump in their water and hold them as slaves.

    I think those who program you are not red, white and blue, but global bankers. Our county's sovereignty was secure with tariffs.....and the only reason they program fear into tariff protection is to globalize, and tear apart all nations borders. And the way it is done is through economics and the teaching of it. And the rewriting of it.

    TAx deals will not keep them here...We need to stick together as a nation and say....if you want our dollar you must play by our rules...IF you want our market, the same.
    If we tariffed them enough, they will build here to get around it. AND AWAY GOES OUR JOBLESSNESS. Japan did it under Reagan because he put VER's on Toyota's....limits on imports.

    IF you looked at trade as you do war, calling Obama weak....maybe we would remain a superpower.....We need trade laws which put our nation first...not just the financial sector.....They are using us and the world and it needs stopped.

 

 

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