Trumka on Fast Track
(Halting Fast Track approval for the Trans Pacific Partnership is) "good news for America’s working families, domestic producers, and communities. We appreciate those senators who stood with working people today against a bill that would have led to undemocratic trade deals that lower wages and eliminate jobs."
—AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka commenting on the Senate's decision May 12 to oppose "Frast Track" status for the trade bill. Every Democrat but one sided with labor and environmentalists in opposing the Obama proposal. Obama said he would try again after making some changes.