Schumer Should Go Back to EPI and Ask Them About Those NAFTA-Style Trade Deals

By: Friday July 1, 2011 4:30 pm

Speaking of people saying different things at different venues, here’s Chuck Schumer yesterday at the Economic Policy Institute, demanding that Congress work to create jobs


Senate Republicans Hold Commerce Department Hostage over Trade Deals

By: Tuesday March 15, 2011 1:15 pm

The Administration should take the opportunity to dissolve the Department and move its parts into other federal bureaus, and blame Republicans for forcing his hand to boot.

When All You Have Left Defending You Is Max Baucus

By: Thursday February 3, 2011 5:20 pm

Virtually every time that Republicans or the Obama Administration talk about working together, they specifically cite the South Korea free trade agreement as a point of covergence. The agreement, modified by Obama’s negotiators last year but substantially similar to the corporate-written agreement originally negotiated under George W. Bush, looks like it’s on a glide path to passage, given that unanimity. In fact, the only person standing in the way is noted grassroots labor organizer Max Baucus.

Unions Out in Force Against NAFTA-Style Korea Free Trade

By: Thursday December 9, 2010 2:05 pm

Labor unions came out in force against the Obama Administration’s NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade deal today, breaking nearly a week of silence since the agreement was dropped late Friday night.

The AFL-CIO labor federation, the United Steelworkers (USW), and the Communications Workers (CWA) all released simultaneous statements Thursday afternoon saying they would oppose the Korea Free Trade deal.

Baucus Balks at Korea Trade Deal; Claim of Job Growth Questioned

By: Wednesday December 8, 2010 3:10 pm

Let’s move out of the tax-cut frying pan and into the South Korea free trade agreement fire. The Wall Street Journal says that KORUS, which is the nickname the White House has been using for the deal, is picking up support. But the first piece of their article concerns how Max Baucus, the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, is very frustrated by it.

No New NAFTA: Tell Congress to Stop NAFTA-Style Korea Free Trade

By: Tuesday December 7, 2010 1:45 pm

President Obama is going to send this NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade deal to Congress soon. We need to put a stop to this new NAFTA immediately, so Congress needs to hear from you now.

Sign our petition to Congress at

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