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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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19 KCTU Organizing Strategy of Migrant Workers in South Korea [17] KCTU 2008.11.12 167549
18 Dump Truck Drivers on Strike over Implementation of New Construction Equipment Legislation [15] KCTU 2008.07.15 167536
17 NGO Report : Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in South Korea [14] KCTU 2009.02.16 167531
16 KCTU International Conference for Migrant Workers Rights [14] KCTU 2007.11.01 167480
15 Petition to the National Human Rights Commission of Korea on Burma Shwe Gas Project [12] KCTU 2008.08.02 167478
14 Written Statement for Human Rights Council on Migrant Workers Rights in South Korea [13] KCTU 2008.08.02 167267
13 Report of Trade Union Repression in South Korea [11] KCTU 2006.11.13 166705
» Why We Are Here : Voice of the Korean People on the Korea-Us FTA [14] KCTU 2006.06.13 166593
11 Brief on Labor Rights in South Korea - Feb. 2009 [16] KCTU 2009.03.05 166487
10 Summary Paper on the 'Roadmap' for the advancement of industrial relations [12] KCTU 2006.10.09 165688
9 Joint Statement on Daewoo International's Suspicious Illegal Exports of Defense Indutry Materials [11] KCTU 2006.09.29 165127
8 No FTA Newsletter : Official News of the Korean Alliance Against the Korea-U.S. FTA [12] KCTU 2007.06.29 164646
7 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - July, 2007 [12] KCTU 2007.08.10 164580
6 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - June, 2007 [12] KCTU 2007.07.09 163757
5 Documents of Workshop on the Current Developments Regarding Industrial Relations in South Korea [12] KCTU 2007.05.09 163195
4 US Congress Letter on Labour Rights Situation in South Korea, March 2007 [14] KCTU 2007.04.13 162212
3 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - April, 2007 [11] KCTU 2007.05.09 161803
2 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - March, 2007 [11] KCTU 2007.04.13 161492
1 KCTU Representative's Speech at Founding Congress of ITUC [12] KCTU 2006.11.09 160973
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