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Machinists formally come out against Peru and Panama FTAs

We've posted a full letter from the Machinists - a leading AFL-CIO member union - to Congress demanding members' opposition to the Peru and Panama FTAs. You can find the PDF here. Here's an excerpt:

We are writing on behalf of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) to express our opposition to the Panama and Peru Free Trade Agreements. While we applaud the efforts to improve worker rights, these agreements fall far short of satisfying the concerns we have repeatedly raised with respect to a number of issues. In view of the significant losses that IAM members continue to suffer as the result of bad trade agreements, we give especially close scrutiny to any new proposals...

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