From our allies at CWA:
Last week, we asked you to welcome the US Trade Rep., Michael Froman, to Twitter. This week, we’d like to continue the conversation. We’ve prepared a few new tweets, which you can find below.
This week, starting on Thursday 4/3 at noon ET
, we are focusing on how the TPP undermines US sovereignty. The TPP would allow corporations to challenge any law that impacts their “expected future profits” under so-called Investor-State Dispute Settlement procedures. These challenges would be heard before special UN and World Bank tribunals and could require taxpayer payouts to the corporation. This process undermines our national sovereignty and subverts democratically passed laws including those dealing with labor, health, and the environment while elevating corporations to near statehood.