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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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59 Documents of Workshop on the Current Developments Regarding Industrial Relations in South Korea update [12] KCTU 2007.05.09 161765
58 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - April, 2007 update [11] KCTU 2007.05.09 160403
57 US Congress Letter on Labour Rights Situation in South Korea, March 2007 update [14] KCTU 2007.04.13 160837
56 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - March, 2007 update [11] KCTU 2007.04.13 160141
55 KCTU Report : Understanding the Actual Situation of Labor Rights in South Korea, Feb. 2007 update [10] KCTU 2007.02.22 166968
54 National Human Rights Commission of Korea Release Statement Regarding Death of Ha Joong Keun update [11] KCTU 2006.12.03 167211
53 KCTU General Strike Newsletter #4 - December 1 update [11] KCTU 2006.12.02 167454
52 Protest Letter to J.W. Howard, Australian Government, Nov 30 update [11] KCTU 2006.11.30 167278
51 Protest Letter to Arroyo, Filipino Government on Nov 16 update [12] KCTU 2006.11.30 168031
50 Report of Trade Union Repression in South Korea update [11] KCTU 2006.11.13 165346
49 KCTU Representative's Speech at Founding Congress of ITUC update [12] KCTU 2006.11.09 159446
48 STATEMENT FROM WORKERS update [11] KCTU 2006.10.24 167156
47 KCTU Report to the UN Human Rights Committee update [11] KCTU 2006.10.23 167084
46 Summary Paper on the 'Roadmap' for the advancement of industrial relations update [12] KCTU 2006.10.09 164270
45 Joint Statement on Daewoo International's Suspicious Illegal Exports of Defense Indutry Materials update [11] KCTU 2006.09.29 163775
44 ICFTU/TUAC/GUFs Mission Report on the Labour Rights Situation in Korea update [11] KCTU 2006.09.22 167114
43 KCTU Flyer for the ILO Conference, June 2006 update [11] KCTU 2006.08.05 166928
42 KCTU Policy Paper on the KORUS FTA [10] KCTU 2006.08.02 167280
41 Bro. Jo Jun-Ho's Speech at the 95th ILC, June 2006 update [10] KCTU 2006.06.13 171822
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