The United Brotherhood of Carpenters Backs President Trump’s Decision to Drop the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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The UBC backs President Trump’s decision to drop the TPP

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC), representing over 500,000 members, supports President Donald Trump’s decision to drop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

According to whitehouse.gov, Trump’s international trade policy “starts by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and making certain that any new trade deals are in the interests of American workers.” (https://www.whitehouse.gov/trade-deals-working-all-americans)

“The UBC does not support the TPP because it threatens our middle-class,” said UBC General President Douglas J. McCarron. “Our members want a fair chance to compete and provide a good standard of living for their families but the TPP undermines that effort.”

Although the UBC is willing to support fair trade, it believed that the TPP was another unfair trade agreement that would hurt the American middle-class and weaken economic security. The UBC worked with a variety of labor, environmental and other groups to oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership.

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