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5th June, 2006
Why We Are Here : Voice of the Korean People on the Korea-Us FTA

We Do Not Want Another NAFTA!

1. We, representing Korean workers, farmers, peasants and civil society, are here in Washington D.C. to make our voices heard on the KORUS FTA to the American people. We are here to share our extreme fears about the proposed KORUS FTA with Americans. We believe that the proposed FTA is harmful not only for the Korean people, but for the people in the US as well, since the KORUS FTA follows the NAFTA model. It is a major problem for people in both nations.

2. The American people have already experienced NAFTA and its detrimental results. We know that when NAFTA was being negotiated, the US, Canada and Mexican governments made many promises to their citizens - such as creation of jobs and better living standards, just as the Korean and US governments are promising today. However, 11 years of NAFTA has shown that the reality is far from what was promised. In the course of 11 years, NAFTA has eliminated over 1 million jobs in just the US and increased irregular part-time jobs particularly in service sectors, which pay 23% to 77% less than the jobs that were replaced. Although NAFTA is called a
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98 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - March, 2007 [6] KCTU 2007.04.13 154249
97 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - April, 2007 [6] KCTU 2007.05.09 154929
96 US Congress Letter on Labour Rights Situation in South Korea, March 2007 [6] KCTU 2007.04.13 155301
95 Documents of Workshop on the Current Developments Regarding Industrial Relations in South Korea [6] KCTU 2007.05.09 156290
94 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - June, 2007 [7] KCTU 2007.07.09 157048
93 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - July, 2007 [7] KCTU 2007.08.10 157866
92 No FTA Newsletter : Official News of the Korean Alliance Against the Korea-U.S. FTA [7] KCTU 2007.06.29 157941
91 Joint Statement on Daewoo International's Suspicious Illegal Exports of Defense Indutry Materials [5] KCTU 2006.09.29 158345
90 Summary Paper on the 'Roadmap' for the advancement of industrial relations [5] KCTU 2006.10.09 158918
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87 Brief on Labor Rights in South Korea - Feb. 2009 update [9] KCTU 2009.03.05 159675
86 NGO Report : Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in South Korea update [8] KCTU 2009.02.16 160615
85 KCTU Flyer for the ILO Conference, June 2006 [6] KCTU 2006.08.05 162252
84 CLC-KCTU Joint Statement on Korea-Canada Free Trade Agreements update [7] KCTU 2007.12.14 162267
83 STATEMENT FROM WORKERS [6] KCTU 2006.10.24 162313
82 KCTU Report to the UN Human Rights Committee [6] KCTU 2006.10.23 162354
81 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - the First Edition of 2008 [8] KCTU 2008.03.04 162383
80 ICFTU/TUAC/GUFs Mission Report on the Labour Rights Situation in Korea [5] KCTU 2006.09.22 162391
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