Trade & Globalization

U.S., Canadian Machinists are United on Trade

The Machinists Union is raising strong concerns regarding the recently announced direction of the Administration’s trade policy. “Criticizing Canada’s trade practices does not contribute to improving the lives of our members, who have been so devastated by a trade agenda that favors corporations over workers,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “The Administration should be …

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Machinists Call for Crackdown on Forced Technology Transfers

The Machinists Union this week continued its push for  fair trade policies. In testimony before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the IAM again sounded the alarm on unfair trade practices that cost North American jobs, like the forced transfer of technology by countries like China.  “Over the years, China has relied on transfers …

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Machinists Union Responds to Trade Deal Announcements

IAM International President Bob Martinez made the following statement about the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the reopening of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “The IAM is heartened by today’s announcement that the U.S. is withdrawing from the TPP and is seeking to reopen NAFTA. The move signals the beginning of …

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