Le Lézard
Classified in: Business
Subjects: LEG, TRD, AVO

Pennsylvania's U.S. Senator Toomey turned his back on working families and our communities by voting to send our jobs out of the country on a Fast Track



HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder expressed their disappointment in Senator Pat Toomey for turning his back on Pennsylvania's working families and communities by once again voting for a stripped down Fast Track bill that sends jobs out of the country and contains no protections for displaced workers. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO thanks U.S. Senator Bob Casey for his courage in standing up for Pennsylvania and America's workers by opposing Fast Track.

"We thank Senator Bob Casey for standing up and helping lead the fight in the Senate to oppose Fast Track and to continue fighting for fair trade policies that protect workers and communities. This was an important opportunity for Senator Toomey to side with Senator Casey, but instead, he again voted to send our jobs out of the country. We won't forget and we will be sure that Pennsylvania's working families remember when Senator Toomey is asking for their vote," President Bloomingdale said.

"Senator Toomey needs to stop turning his back on his constituents who overwhelmingly oppose another fast track trade deal that destroys their jobs and devastates their communities. In fact the legislation he is supporting today is even worse than the original bill, containing no protections or guarantees for those workers who lose their jobs due to unfair trade. We expect our elected officials to represent our interests and concerns not rubber stamp bad trade deals that outsource our jobs and lowers our wages," Snyder said.

"This fight is not even close to being over. We will continue fighting for fair trade policies that protects and creates good jobs and decent living standards for working families everywhere not another bad deal that keeps us in a race to the bottom," Bloomingdale said.

 

SOURCE Pennsylvania AFL-CIO


These press releases may also interest you

at 14:24
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (AAP) Lifshitz & Miller announces an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duties by the board in connection with the August 15, 2017 announcement reducing its financial and operational guidance for fiscal 2017....

at 14:24
Callidus Software Inc. (CALD) Lifshitz & Miller announces investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duties by the board in connection with Callidus' proposed sale to SAP SE for $36 per share. If you are a Callidus investor, and would like...

at 14:16
Lynette Gray is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of Education and Workforce Services.                  Ms. Gray's professional title is Associate Director at San José Evergreen Community College...

at 14:11
The Government of Canada is committed to the safe management of the Giant Mine site, in order to protect the health and safety of local residents and the environment.  The Honourable Carolyn Bennett,  Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and...

at 14:07
An issue faced by many countries is the need for clean, efficient sources of energy to power their homes, schools, hospitals and businesses. With reliable energy sources comes an improved, more consistent quality of life. That's why engineers in...

at 14:06
The Bandera County Board of Realtors (BCBOR)® is proud to announce Dan Hatfield of Farmers National Company as the 2017 Texas REALTOR® of the Year. Hatfield was honored by the Texas Association of REALTORS® at the statewide association's annual...




News published on 23 june 2015 at 17:11 and distributed by: