Since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
in 1993, more than 600,000 U.S. manufacturing workers have lost
their jobs. Big Business handed out lots of money to Republicans
and Democrats in order to ram NAFTA through Congress, and now they’re
back for more!
Senate will be voting
on the "NAFTA for Africa" bill (S1387/1389) any day now.
This disgraceful legislation will make it possible for Big Business to
develop a vast network of sweatshops in 48 sub-Saharan African
countries. Desperate workers in these countries will work for
as little as a dollar a day — and hundreds of thousands of
U.S. manufacturing workers will lose their jobs!
"NAFTA for Africa" bill was cooked-up by President Clinton
last year in an attempt to divert attention from his personal
scandals. Supported massively by thousands of Big Business
lobbyists - and their money - it passed Congress in 1998 when 141
Republicans and 92 Democrats voted for it. The Senate failed to act,
so it’s back again this year.
fed up with this?
Are you tired of politicians taking corporate money and then passing
laws to make it easier for your boss to close your plant?