Larry Cohen is the president of Communications Workers of America (CWA). He has been president of CWA — the union for the Information Age — since 2005. He is a leading voice on the need for real reform in collective bargaining, including the need for the Employee Free Choice Act, and for building workplace democracy through the “Stewards Army.” He has united workers in a broad range of sectors including high tech, public employment and customer service. 

CWA represents 700,000 workers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. It’s one of America’s fastest growing unions. CWA members work in communications, media, airlines, manufacturing and public service.

TPP Is a Race to The Bottom—We Need a Race to the Top

 is, as Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison (D) described so well, the “largest corporate power grab you never heard of.”

After 19 rounds of negotiations between the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, TPP remains a mystery to everyone except government trade negotiators and the corporate lobbyists who get to read all the proposals.

Even Members of Congress have real no idea of what's involved in the negotiations.