Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Labor Educators Helena Worthen and Joe Berry report on Peruvian Attitudes Toward the Proposed Peru/U.S. Free Trade Agreement…


After massive public pressure both here in the U.S. and around the hemisphere derailed the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA), the Bush administration and its corporate masters shifted gears, focusing on bilateral (or one country) trade agreements. Proposed agreements are pending with Colombia & South Korea that have received some attention by the press and opposition by organized labor and human rights groups. However, the proposed U.S./Peru Free Trade Agreement passed the U.S. house on Nov. 8th. Despite all the mea culpas from the Democrats this election year about their support of trade agreements in the past, and new promises that they will fight for fair trade over free trade, 109 Democrats voted in favor of the Peru trade pact. The rather anemic opposition to this trade agreement now shifts to the Senate. You can read more here…

http://www.workdayminnesota.org/index.php?news_6_3370

Professors Helena Worthen and Joe Berry with the Chicago Labor Education Program, will offer a report back from their recent visit with trade unionists and labor department officials in Peru. Come hear about the new US/Peru Free Trade Agreement from the perspective of the Peruvian working class…

Monday, Dec. 10th - HUMAN RIGHTS DAY– 6:00 P.M.
Chicago Labor Education Program (CLEP) Office in Chicago
815 West Van Buren St., Chicago

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