Last month UFCW 21 members joined union members from across the state for the 2017 Washington State Labor Council Convention in Vancouver. Every year, delegates to the convention discuss and pass resolutions submitted by union locals and councils that establish priorities for the WSLC, including the resolutions UFCW 21 members helped pass below!
We understand the misnamed Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (Fast Track 2015) bill has been introduced in Congress. It will apply to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and potentially, other trade agreements.
As participants in civil society – labor unions, environmental groups, community organizations, small businesses – we oppose NAFTA-style trade agreements that have cost the US, and Washington state jobs, increased income inequality, and contributed to stagnating wages. We urge you to take a position opposing Fast Track 2015.