May 7, 2015 News Release From Chicago Congressman Dan Lipinski Opposing TPP Fast-Track
May 7, 2015
News Release From Congressman Dan Lipinski
3rd District, Illinois 2346 Rayburn Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-5701 6245 S. Archer Ave., Chicago, IL 60638 (312) 886-0481
Members of Congress, Labor Organizations, Environmental Groups, and Industry Leaders Unite to Oppose Congressional Fast-tracking of Massive Trade Deals (TPP)
Reps. Dan Lipinski (IL-3), Danny Davis (IL-7), Robin Kelly (IL-2), other members of Congress, United Steelworkers, United Auto Workers, labor organizations, environmental groups, and industry leaders
Jernberg Industries (Auto parts manufacturing plant)
328 W 40th Place
Chicago, IL 60609 WHEN:
Thursday, May 7th
Press Conference to warn about the dangers of congressional passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), also known as Fast Track.
The TPA bill has passed committees in both the House and Senate and could be voted on at any time in both chambers. The bill would let the President sign and enter into a trade deal before Congress approves its contents and then force Congress to vote within 90 days on a done deal with all amendments prohibited.
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Sylvia Chapman, Vice-President CWA 4250/CTU #16, and CWA Union Activist Grace Catania Were Present Representing The CWA Illinois Unity Council Members along with Congresswoman Robin Kelly and Spokes person from Congressman Danny Davis's office were present and speaking against TPP.
Congresswoman Kelly said
"I'm here as a public servant to Illinois and, in all due respect to this Administration, to say that we must engage in broader and deeper discussions about trade. The United States cannot afford another trade agreement that replicates the mistakes of the past. We can and must do better"
Congressman Lipinski thanked the Communication Workers of America Illinois Unity Council Members for our support and attendance at today’s Press Conference
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