The economy is in shambles, one in twelve homes in Ohio are in foreclosure or behind on their payments, manufacturing jobs have been and still are going out of the country. Listed below are a few links to sites about repealing NAFTA.
Repeal NAFTA Dennis Kucinich
"More than ˝ the homeless families in Iowa are headed by someone who is employed. Congress will not pass an increase in the $5.15 minimum wage even though the inflation adjusted minimum wage is 21% lower today than in 1979. "
"The restoration of the rights of workers in America and throughout the North American continent will begin when we repeal NAFTA. NAFTA has spurred a $360 billion trade deficit, costing 363,000 high paying jobs, most in manufacturing."
"Today, as we meet in Iowa, riveted upon uplifting the conditions of workers, on a day when IBM will cut another 15,000 jobs, and Ames Department Stores will close, throwing 22,000 out of work, and American Airlines announces they will cut 7,000 jobs, some of our nation's leaders are distracted by a desire to control oil markets and a lust for war."
Steelworker's Anti-Nafta Lawsuit:
Reasons to REPEAL the NAFTA:
"It is no secret that Congress and the Senate did not seek the best interest of working families in passing the North American Free Trade Agreement. There was nothing free about this treaty but it was the greatest theft of jobs in American history. What has your U. S. Senator been doing to repeal this legislation?"
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More Job Layoffs Announced
This week: 03-27-2003
Sears - 300-400 jobs at corporate headquarters, mostly in IT and buying
Mercury Marine (WI) - 190 jobs in Fond du Lac outboard manufacturing plant
San Francisco Opera - 6 layoffs
British Airways - 3,000 job cuts announcement expected this week
Finnair - Talks begin to reduce workforce by 1,200
Tui (Germany) - 100 job cuts at Hanover office (Europe's largest tour operator)
Best Buy - 60 jobs in Canada
Photronics Inc. - 10-12% job reduction by closing Arizona plant (maker of glass plates used in semiconductor production)
Continental Airlines - 1,200 jobs by year's end
Northwest Airlines - 4,900 jobs
United Air - 1,100 mechanics in Indianapolis, IN
Air Canada - 3,600
Textron - 1,200 Cessna workers in Wichita, KS
San Francisco Chronicle - Perhaps 500 employees
Applied Materials - 2,000 jobs, including plant closures in California and Texas
Boeing - 400 jobs by 2004, through outsourcing
Wyeth - 80 jobs
Solectron - 12,000 jobs
Kingston, NY School District - Up to 65 employees
Valley Fresh (Turlock, CA) - More than 100 employees
Alliance Atlantis Film Productions, Inc. - 33 employees, including in Los Angeles
Eaton Corp. (MI) - 50 jobs
Sony Ericcson (NC) - 100 jobs
Aerovias Nacionales de Colombia SA
Wall Street Strategies Corp., and wholly-owned subsidiary Wall Street Strategies, Inc.
Fullplay Media Systems
Avianca, Inc. and Avianca (Colombian airline)
PCD, Inc. and its subsidiary Wells-CTI, Inc. (electronic connector manufacturer)
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