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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 [11] KCTU 2007.04.13 161800
97 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - April, 2007 [11] KCTU 2007.05.09 162072
96 US Congress Letter on Labour Rights Situation in South Korea, March 2007 [14] KCTU 2007.04.13 162487
95 Documents of Workshop on the Current Developments Regarding Industrial Relations in South Korea [12] KCTU 2007.05.09 163494
94 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - June, 2007 [12] KCTU 2007.07.09 164068
93 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - July, 2007 [12] KCTU 2007.08.10 164854
92 No FTA Newsletter : Official News of the Korean Alliance Against the Korea-U.S. FTA [12] KCTU 2007.06.29 164971
91 Joint Statement on Daewoo International's Suspicious Illegal Exports of Defense Indutry Materials [11] KCTU 2006.09.29 165432
90 Summary Paper on the 'Roadmap' for the advancement of industrial relations [14] KCTU 2006.10.09 166007
89 Brief on Labor Rights in South Korea - Feb. 2009 [16] KCTU 2009.03.05 166779
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87 Report of Trade Union Repression in South Korea [11] KCTU 2006.11.13 167006
86 Written Statement for Human Rights Council on Migrant Workers Rights in South Korea [13] KCTU 2008.08.02 167416
85 Petition to the National Human Rights Commission of Korea on Burma Shwe Gas Project [12] KCTU 2008.08.02 167611
84 KCTU International Conference for Migrant Workers Rights [14] KCTU 2007.11.01 167653
83 KCTU Report : Understanding the Actual Situation of Labor Rights in South Korea, Feb. 2007 [10] KCTU 2007.02.22 167688
82 KCTU Organizing Strategy of Migrant Workers in South Korea [17] KCTU 2008.11.12 167700
81 Dump Truck Drivers on Strike over Implementation of New Construction Equipment Legislation [15] KCTU 2008.07.15 167736
80 CLC-KCTU Joint Statement on Korea-Canada Free Trade Agreements [12] KCTU 2007.12.14 167742
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