Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, joined a national coalition of labor leaders in Washington D.C. today to educate Congress on the harmful impact that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will have on workers and communities across the globe.
“The TPP is a job-killer,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. “By increasing the U.S. trade deficit and exasperating the offshoring and outsourcing of good, family-supporting American jobs – the TPP will negatively impact the lives of American workers. By shuttering factories, undermining American manufacturing and lowering wages, the TPP will further shrink the American middle class and extend growing disparities in wealth and income levels.”
“The labor movement stands united to oppose bad trade agreements,” continued Bloomingdale. “The TPP is an outsourcing deal—not a trade deal. Our trade agreements should advance an economy that creates good jobs in America and that enables regular working people to succeed by working hard to get ahead. The TPP fails this goal and today I am proud to stand united with labor leaders from around the U.S. to call for a halt to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.”