UFCW President Perrone Statement on TPP Negotiators Reaching a Final Agreement

TPP-Lost-Jobs-Lower-Wages-SGWashington, D.C. — Today, Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the largest private sector union in the nation, released the following statement regarding news that Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators had reached a final agreement.

“The only good thing about a TPP agreement being reached is that the American people will finally be able to read every line of this deal.

“Given what we already know from leaked drafts, we should prepare for the worst, and expect even worse than that.

“This deal will most likely fail to address currency manipulation, offer big pharmaceutical corporations unacceptable protections that will limit access to life-saving medicine, and threaten every hard-working American family with job losses and lower wages. How could this be good for America?

“Contrary to the rosy rhetoric and false promises, a long history of trade agreements proves that the TPP will have a devastating impact upon our families, our jobs, and this nation.

“In the coming months, hard-working men and women who are a part of the UFCW family will be pushing every member of Congress – Republican and Democrat – to see the harmful effects of this deal through the eyes of everyday American families.

“Make no mistake, this fight is not over.”

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