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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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39 KCTU Monthly News: September-October 2004 [12] KCTU 2004.11.05 174836
38 KCTU General Strike Newsletter #4 - December 1 [11] KCTU 2006.12.02 174665
37 KCTU Monthly News - July 2004 [12] KCTU 2004.08.13 174472
36 NGO Report : Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in South Korea [17] KCTU 2009.02.16 174412
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34 KCTU Monthly News : March Edition 2005 [13] KCTU 2005.03.10 174129
33 KCTU Monthly News : April Edition 2005 [13] KCTU 2005.04.13 173835
32 KCTU Policy Paper on the KORUS FTA [36] KCTU 2006.08.02 173764
31 CLC-KCTU Joint Statement on Korea-Canada Free Trade Agreements [14] KCTU 2007.12.14 173225
30 Report of Trade Union Repression in South Korea [11] KCTU 2006.11.13 173064
29 Protest Letter to Arroyo, Filipino Government on Nov 16 [12] KCTU 2006.11.30 172917
28 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - the First Edition of 2008 [14] KCTU 2008.03.04 172832
27 2007-June- ILO CFA Report on Korean Case(#1865) [14] KCTU 2007.06.27 172677
26 STATEMENT FROM WORKERS [11] KCTU 2006.10.24 172663
25 [Joint Statement] We denounce the political killings and suppression of workers in the Philippines! [13] KCTU 2007.08.10 172617
24 Protest Letter to J.W. Howard, Australian Government, Nov 30 [11] KCTU 2006.11.30 172527
23 KCTU Flyer for the ILO Conference, June 2006 [11] KCTU 2006.08.05 172512
22 National Human Rights Commission of Korea Release Statement Regarding Death of Ha Joong Keun [11] KCTU 2006.12.03 172492
21 KCTU-MTU Presentation Paper for the Side Event on Rising Repression against the Migrant Workers [16] KCTU 2008.08.02 172491
20 KCTU Report to the UN Human Rights Committee [11] KCTU 2006.10.23 172473
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