Fresh off the heels of passing a resolution calling for Fast Track replacement, State Rep. Robert Belfanti and the Pennsylvania Fair Trade Coalition reiterated the need to change our failed trade policy. At a press conference on Monday, Belfanti explained:
"We need a new model for trade agreements which ensures the views of the states will be heard. Our companies cannot compete with countries where workers are paid a fraction of what U.S. workers are paid and where companies don't have to worry about protecting the health and safety of their workers and the environment."
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President William George went on to say that Congress as a whole should step up and oppose Fast Track:
"Nobody gets a free ride on this issue from the labor movement. We are holding them accountable, Democrats and Republicans."