To: Office of Management and Budget

Don’t Let the Obama Administration Cook the Books for Outsourcers

We shouldn’t be considering changing the way we report manufacturing and foreign trade data to make it easier for corporations to hide how they’ve used free trade agreements, like NAFTA, to ship millions of jobs overseas, hollow out our manufacturing sector and put more wealth in the hands of the 1%. If a product is made overseas, it should be counted as such. Don’t cook the books to classify Apple, Nike and other corporate outsourcers as “American manufacturers.”

Why is this important?

The Obama administration is proposing a pretty awful idea. They want to let notorious outsourcers, like Apple and Nike, be classified as “American manufacturers” regardless of where they make their iPhones or Air Jordans.

If this change goes into effect, it could have huge consequences for all of us. These changes would make it easier for corporate outsourcers to hide how they’ve exploited bad trade deals to outsource millions of jobs, undermine environmental laws, weaken workers’ rights around the world and make corporate CEOs even richer.

Sign the petition to tell the Obama administration and the Office of Management and Budget, which is taking comments on the rules right now, that cooking the books for corporate outsourcers is bad for working families here and abroad.

Category


Reasons for signing

  • Returning back to all cities, countries and all states around the world. Road to reopening your small businesses and economy recovery, Reopen all indoor & outdoor dining, slowly getting things back to normalcy life, Please help us to end the mask mandates and let's end pandemic once for all.
  • Slow the COVID numbers down and start Returning back to normalcy life, in-person and reopening montgomery county and recreation & senior centers, Sports activities, large family gatherings, weddings & marriages, personal services, Malls & Stores, Employment & Jobs, Religious Facilities, Live Entertainment. Returning back to all cities, countries and all states around the world. reopening your small businesses and economy recovery.
  • WikiLeaks' Assange - TPP Not Only Trade, 83% Is Fascists Controlling Our Daily Lives https://youtu.be/xBeQvpFTvqU