Issue Position: For Repealing All "Free Trade" Agreements
Another international and national workers' struggle that I support is the struggle to repeal "free trade" agreements. Such trade treaties are designed to depress wages and oppress workers in every country that are signed parties to these agreements.
Fair trade that respects the rights of workers and enforces these rights through unions and binding collective-bargaining agreements -- along with enforceable and sustainable environmental protections -- must be put into place. A worker who make shoes, cars or any other goods should receive the same livable pay and benefits in whatever country he or she is employed. Wages and working conditions should be equalized to the highest standards, not the lowest common denominator.