Union, Environmental Coalition Urges Fair Trade Under Obama Administration

The BlueGreen Alliance joined a labor-environmental coalition urging the Obama administration to review pending and new trade agreements for impacts of our current trade model on development, workers' rights, and the environment.

March 24, 2009

On March 24, the BlueGreen Alliance joined the United Steelworkers, Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, Friends of the Earth, OxFam America and the Washington Office on Latin America in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk. The letter urged the new Obama administration not to bring any of the pending trade agreements to Congress, or negotiate new ones, until a comprehensive review of the impacts of our current trade model on development, workers’ rights and the environment are conducted and any necessary changes made.

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