Proposed Resolution: For engagement with TPP and other trade pacts

BY: John Case| June 12, 2014

Submitted by John Case, West Virginia


globalization and trade are objective forces shaping the emergence of a global market in goods, services, labor, and production;


global corporations operate virtually without international regulation or supervision in the global economy, playing off competing nations laws and customs against each other to avoid regulation by single countries, even the US,  and are not held accountable for the negative effects of their operations.


the negotiations for these agreements are being carried out secretly and undemocratically with major corporations having a privileged role in developing them, while workers, farmers and other important sectors of society are excluded.


that the 30th National Convention of the CPUSA affirms full engagement with workers and democratic forces of all trading countries to demand participation in trade negotiations at the highest levels on concerns common to workers of all nations.


that the 30th National Convention of the CPUSA supports the creation of global regulatory bodies, including worker representation, to redress the inequalities, environmental, democratic and labor rights offenses created by unregulated trade.


that the 30th National Convention of the CPUSA endorse adding sanction authority and a seat on the UN Security Council for the International Labor Organization, to enforce the UN declaration on human and workers rights in all trade agreements.


that the 30th National Convention of the CPUSA endorse a US industrial policy that insures that whatever national economic gains are derived from trade are adequately invested in building a competitive, progressive, higher-wage 21st century US economy.


that party districts, clubs and members actively strive to implement this resolution.

The views and opinions expressed in the Convention Discussion are those of the author alone. The Communist Party is publishing these views as a service to encourage discussion and debate. Those views do not necessarily reflect the views of the Communist Party, its leading bodies or staff members. The CPUSA Constitution, Program, and all its existing policies remain in effect during the Convention discussion period and during the Convention.

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30th National Convention, Communist Party USA
Chicago | June 13-15, 2014



    John Case is a former electronics worker and union organizer with the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (UE), also formerly a software developer, now host of the WSHC "Winners and Losers" radio program in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

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