UAW President Bob King tells a more revealing story about the union’s curious support for the NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade deal. In an interview with labor reporter Mike Elk for In These Times, King makes the shocking admission that the union endorsed the deal simply to “reward the [Obama] Administration for good behavior” just for including the unions in the discussions.
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday December 9, 2010 11:50 am|
|By: David Dayen 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.
|By: Michael Whitney 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 NoNewNAFTA.com.
|By: Michael Whitney Sunday December 5, 2010 3:10 pm|
President Obama’s NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade will still cost the country 159,000 jobs, despite last-minute changes to the agreement.
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday December 5, 2010 10:30 am|
I asked Ryan Grim if Leo Gerard’s comment that “some people feel they’re smart enough to make decisions based on rumors” was directed at the UAW’s Bob King.
“Definitely,” he said.
|By: Michael Whitney Sunday December 5, 2010 8:30 am|
It’s like a party for the Corporate Axis of Evil, and Obama’s throwing a kegger.
|By: Michael Whitney Saturday December 4, 2010 5:00 pm|
US Chamber Watch, an advocacy group originally launched by the Change to Win labor federation, issued a statement blasting the supporters of the NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade agreement as “outsourcers all.”
|By: Michael Whitney Saturday December 4, 2010 8:45 am|
In the 14 hours since the White House dumped the news of a NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade agreement on a Friday night, labor unions are deafly silent in opposing this job-killing agreement.
|By: bmaz Thursday November 11, 2010 7:20 pm|
Barack Obama is in Korea lecturing Americans to suck it up and embrace the catfood at the same time Biden was left to represent the WH at the Arlington National Cemetery ceremony to honor America’s Veterans; all so Obama could sell out American labor via a Korean free trade agreement. Dumbest politics ever.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday November 11, 2010 9:33 am|
The proposed Korean “free trade” agreement would be a truly horrific blow to whatever is left of American manufacturing at a time when unemployment is rampant. But from a political standpoint, fighting for another so-called “free trade” agreement right now has got to represent some kind of death wish for the Democratic party. I don’t have any other way to explain it.