Which unions are backing a union-led push to fight back against corporate takeover?
The AFL-CIO is launching a national campaign to defeat an alliance between the AFL-Cs largest union and a multinational company.
The AFL says it has “serious concerns” about the TPP, which would give companies such as Walmart, McDonalds, PepsiCo, Pfizer, and AT&T unprecedented power over labor and social policy in America.
The alliance, called the American Labor Council (ALC), is supported by the National Education Association (NEA), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the American Federation for Children and Families (AFFCF), the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and other unions.
A spokesperson for the AFLCIO said the alliance would not have passed a resolution on the TPP without support from its members.
The union also supports the push by the AFLF to have a national strike in the coming weeks.
AFL-CI President Richard Trumka told reporters at a conference in Minneapolis on Friday that the alliance was “not a win for the union movement.
We have serious concerns about the outcome of the TPP.”
He said that “our concern has been the lack of public debate and accountability of the negotiations, and we think it’s a good thing to get out there and speak up about.”
The AFL has long been critical of the agreement, saying it would result in job losses, and have the effect of giving companies such a “massive” financial advantage over labor.
However, Trumkas supporters are pushing back, with Trumas AFL-Congress, which represents more than 200,000 employees, including workers at UPS and FedEx, and its trade association, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).
The AFLC and UFCW both support the push to pass a strike resolution in the weeks leading up to a nationwide strike, and the AFL has also publicly supported a call for a national day of action.
AFL president Richard Tramka says the AFL’s opposition to the TPP will not change his support for the strike, as long as the pact is ratified.
The fight against the TPP is a national issue, and there are thousands of workers across the country who are going to walk out and participate in that, he said.
“If we don’t win a national vote, we won’t have any leverage.
The next step is the national day.
We will have to win that.
It is a big win for our country and our economy,” Trumaka said.
In response to a question from Reuters about the alliance, Truman said he would have no comment on it until the union had a resolution.
Trumak said the union would oppose the pact.
“The American Labor Committee has been actively engaged in organizing in solidarity with unions around the country.
“As labor leaders, we must fight to protect the public’s health, safety and security and defend the rights of workers to organize, bargain collectively, bargain in good faith and to negotiate collectively in good conscience.” “
We are also concerned about the threat to the public health of our workers, and especially the health of children and the elderly,” Truman added.
“As labor leaders, we must fight to protect the public’s health, safety and security and defend the rights of workers to organize, bargain collectively, bargain in good faith and to negotiate collectively in good conscience.”
The American Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (AAMWA) is also backing the strike effort, which includes its member unions.
“These actions are necessary to defend workers and their families from the threats posed by the Trans-Pacific Partnership and to preserve the gains made in recent years in labor peace,” said union president Joe Farrell.
“Our members have worked tirelessly to ensure that the TPP and related trade agreements will not benefit corporate power or stifle economic opportunity for Americans.”
The AAMWA also supports a strike by its member workers at a McDonalds factory in San Francisco.
The AamWA says McDonalds has “strongly opposed” the TPP but would not specify what it would do.
The UFCW also supports public protests, but has yet to announce its stance.
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAF) also opposes the pact, which it says will lead to job losses and a lack of safety and health protections for its members and employees.
“It is unacceptable that the U.S. Congress and President Obama are advancing a secretive trade deal which would effectively hand corporations more power than ever before in our country,” said IAF President Michael Meehan.
“Congress must oppose the TPP in its entirety.”
The IAF has also called for a strike at FedEx, which has said it will not comply with the TPP.
“FedEx is one of the most respected corporations in the world,” Meeham said.
The company has said that it will keep operating and that it does not plan to raise wages.
“Faced with the threat of losing millions of jobs, the company has decided to remain committed to the safety