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FTAA fast track

by n/a Thursday, Jul. 05, 2001 at 5:19 AM

June 19, 2001 over 250 giant corporations from across the country came together in the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building in Washington DC to announce a new business coalition, USTrade, that will work to push the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), a new round of the WTO, and especially FAST TRACK in the U.S. Congress. A preliminary analysis of those present at the meeting indicates large numbers of wealthy Caucasian males wearing expensive suits.

A Sierra Student Coalition operative, disguising himself as an elite, infiltrated the meeting and emerged with important documents, including a contact list with direct phone, fax, and emails for the 30 or so members of "steering committee" of the coalition from groups like the American Chemistry Council (chemical industry, also biotech), National Association of Manufacturers, Coalition of Service Industries, and more. The steering committee contact list as well as a list of all the corporations that are members of USTrade is also pasted below. While the Sierra Student Coalition offers this information to you only as a public service, a little birdie has told us that this list could be used to send large numbers of emails, faxes, and phone calls to these corporate free-traders. The little birdie thinks that blasting faxes, emails, and phone calls to these people 9AM to 5PM EST the WEEK OF JUNE 25, 2001 asking them about their true intentions with their trade policies might inconvenience them a whole lot. USTrade is an enormous business coalition - almost as big as our movement is broad. They're taking a page from our playbook in doing this. This is an unprecedented step for business groups to take, but they know they will have to face us - the new anti-globalization movement - in these fights to get what they want. But don't underestimate this business coalition. They have a lot of money and a lot of power on Capitol Hill. They are pushing Fast Track hard, and the Fast Track situation is heating up. The Republican leadership is pushing for a vote on Fast Track in the House of Reps. as early as July. After you fax and email these corporate free-traders, FAX AND CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS. Fast Track would vastly increase the odds that Bush will be able to ram a new WTO round and the FTAA through Congress - it too must be stopped! Tell your REPRESENTATIVE TO OPPOSE FREE TRADE and the FAST TRACK PROPOSAL PUT FORTH BY REP. CRANE!!! Call the Capitol switchboard at 202.224.3121, ask to be connected to your rep. (look it up at www.congress.org), ask to speak with the aide that deals with trade, and TELL THEM UNEQUIVOCABLY THAT THEY SHOULD REJECT FAST TRACK!!! Also set up a meeting or protest during the July 4 recess when your member of Congress is in their home district! Both the Sierra Student Coalition and the little birdie agree that we CANNOT let those wealthy white men from USTrade win this fight! Don't let them forget that we are living in a post-Seattle, post-Quebec world - don't let them or Congress ignore our movement! We beat Fast Track in '97 and '98. Let's do it again. Go to www.ssc.org for more info on Fast Track. ********************************************************************* USTrade Coalition Steering Committee Contact List Courtesy of the Sierra Student Coalition's "Student Action on the Global Economy" campaign. Contact: 1.888.JOIN.SSC / www.ssc.org The majority of these numbers appear to be direct. USTrade is a new business coalition formed in order to facilitate corporate efforts to push Fast Track, the FTAA, and a new round of the WTO. One interesting note - the McGraw-Hill Companies, whose CEO chaired their press conference, is a educational materials corporation that is presumably into trade for the potential privatization of education. Have fun. NAME COMPANY TELEPHONE FAX EMAIL William Lane Capterpillar Inc 202.466.0672 no fax Lane_william@cat.com Bob Vastine Coalition of Service Industries 202.289.7460 202.775.1726f Vastine@uscsi.org Cal Cohen ECAT 202.659.5147 202.659.1347f Cchoen@ecattrade.com Linda Menghetti ECAT 202.659.5147 202.659.1347f Lmenghetti@ecattrade.com Chris Padilla Eastman Kodak Co. 202.857.3463 202.857.3401f Chris.padilla@kodak.com Scott Shearer Farmland Industries 202.783.5330 202.783.4381f Psshearer@farmland.com Peter Iovino Ford Motor Co. 202.962.5361 202.336.7223f Piovino@ford.com Kitty Brims NAM 202.637.3143 202.637.3182f Kbrims@nam.org Bill Primosch NAM 202.637.3145 202.637.3182f Brimosch@nam.org Frank Vargo NAM 202.637.3144 202.637.3182f Kvargo@nam.org Mary A. Irace National Foreign Trade Council 202.887.0278 202.452.8160f m.irace@nftc.org Erik Autor National Retail Federation 202.626.8104 202.626.8197f Autore@nrf.org Cynthia K. Johnson Texas Instruments Inc 202.662.2469 202.628.2980f Ckjohnson@ti.com Meggan E. Abboud Boeing 703.465.3228 202.465.3045f Meggan.e.abboud@boeing.com Theodore Austell Boeing 703.465.3876 703.465.3018f Ted.austell-III@pss.boeing.com Brigitte Gwyn The Business Roundtable 202.467.3258 202.466.3509f Bgwyn@brt.org Johanna Schneider The Business Roundtable 202.467.5263 202.466.3509f Jschneid@brtable.org Cynthia Braddon The Mcgraw-Hill Companies 202.383.3701 202.383.3718f Cindy_braddon@mcgraw-hill.com William Jordan The Mcgraw-Hill Companies 202.383.3404 202.383.3718f William_jordan@mcgraw-hill.com Scott Miller Procter & Gamble 202.393.3404 202.393.4606f Miller.rs.@pg.com William Workman U.S. Chamber of Commerce 202.463.5455 202.463.3114f Wworkman@uschamber.com Timothy Deal U.S. Council for Int't Business 202.371.1316 202.371.8249f Tdeal@uscib-dc.org Scott Shearer Agriculture Trade Coalition 202.783.5330 202.783.4381f Psshearer@farmland.com Claude Boudrias American Chemistry Council 703.741.5915 703.741.6070f Claude.boudrias@americanchemistry.com Bill Pryce Council of the Americas 202.639.0724 202.639.0794f Wpryce@as-coa.org Patrick Killbride Council of the Americas 202.639.0724 202.639.0794f Pkilbride@as-coa.org Mary Sophos Grocery Mnfts..Assn. 202.337.9400 202.337.4508f Mcs@gmabrands.com Gary Blumenthal World Perspectives 202.785.3345 202.659.6891f Garyblum@agrilink.com NAM - National Association of Manufacturers ECAT - Emergency Council on American Trade USTrade Info: 1331 Pennnsylvania Ave NW Suite 600 Washington, DC 20004 202.637.3074 202.637.3182 fax ustrade@nam.org www.us-trade.org Member Corporations of USTrade: 3M A.J. Antunes & Co. ABB, Inc Accenture Advanced Medical Technology Association Aerospace Industries Ass'n of America Agilent Technologies, Inc. AJ Autunes & Co. Alcoa, Inc Alliance Management Group Aluminum Association Am. Chamber of Commerce for Brazil/Rio de Janeiro American Chamber of Commerce and Ind. of Panama American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil/ Sao Paulo American Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala American Chamber of Commerce Mexico American Chamber of Commerce of Bolivia American Chamber of Commerce of El Salvador American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica American Chamber of Commerce of Nicaragua American Chamber of Commerce of Peru American Chamber of Commerce of the Dom. Rep. American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago American Chemistry Council American Council of Life Insurance American Electronics Association American Forest & Paper Association American Hardware Manufacturers Association American International Group Inc. American Meat Institute American Petroleum Institute AMT- The Assn. For Manufacturing Technology AOL-Time Warner APL Limited Armstrong World Industries, Inc. Assn. of American Chambers of Commerce Associated Industries of Massachusetts Association of Intl Automobile Manufacturers AT&T Corp. Automotive Trade Policy Council BASF Corporation Bechtel Corporation Bergner, Boyette, Bockorny & Cloughs Biotechnology Industry Organization C & M International Cargill Incorporated Caribbean/Latin American Action CaseNewHolland Inc. Caterpillar Inc. Cato Institute Chamber of Commerce of the US in Argentina Chamber of Commerce Uruguay-U.S.A. Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce Citigroup Citizens for a Sound Economy Cleveland- Cliffs Incorporated Coalition of Service Industries Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce Compaq Computer Corporation Construction Industry Manufacturers Association Coors Brewing Company Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce Council of the Americas DaimlerChrysler Corporation Deere & Co Distilled Spirits Council of the US Domestic Petroleum Council Dow Corning Corporation DTB Associates, LLP Duberstein Group DuPont Dykema Gossett Eastman Chemical Company Eastman Kodak Company Eaton Corporation Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce/ Guayaquil Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce/Quito EDS Emerson Electronic Industries Alliance Emergency Council for American Trade (ECAT) ENRON Equipment Manufacturers Institute Excel Foundry and Machine, Inc. ExxonMobil Corporation Farmland Industries Inc. Flour Corporation FMC Corporation Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. French & Company General Electric Company General Motors Corporation Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Glass Packaging Institute Global Trade Information Services GPC International Griffin Johnson Grocery Manufacturers of America Guardian Industries Corp. Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce Halliburton Company Hasbro Inc. Hewlett-Packard Company Honduran-American Chamber of Commerce Honeywell Inc. IBFI Information Technology Association of America Information Technology Industry Council International Assn. of Drilling Contractors International Business Machines International Housewares Association International Mass Retail Association International Paper IPC ITT Jefferson Waterman International John B. Shlaes & Associates Johnson & Johnson Lunde & Burger Manchester Trade Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America Marlock, Inc. Matsushita Electric Corporation of America Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association Motorola Inc National Association of Manufacturers National Electrical Manufacturers Association National Food Processors Association National Foreign Trade Council New York Life Insurance Company Nike Inc. Nortel Networks NPES O'Melveney and Myers OBC Group Pacific Basin Economic Committee Packaging Machinery Manufactures Institute Paraguayan-American Chamber of Commerce Pepsico Inc Pet Food Institute Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc. Phillip Morris Companies Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. PolicyComm Prosper International Prudential R A Pearson Company Raytheon Company Reebok International Rockwell Automation Rockwell Collins Rohm and Haas Company Rolls-Royce North America Inc. Salt Institute SBC Communications, Inc. Schering-Plough Corporation Sears, Roebuck and Company Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International Service Tool & Die Two, Inc. Shelby Industries, Inc Siemens Small Business Exporters Association Solutia Corp St. Maxens Company StorageTek Sun Microsystems, Inc Target, Inc Spiegel Group Telecommunications Industry Association Texas Instruments, Inc Textron The Boeing Company The Bretton Woods Committee The Business Roundtable The Chubb Corporation The Dow Chemical Company The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company The McGraw-Hill Companies The Motion Picture Association of America The Port Authority of NY & NJ The Procter & Gamble Company The Quaker Oats Company The Rushford Report The Wexler Group Tooling and Manufacturing Association Toy Industry Association TradeCom International, Inc TRW Inc. U.S Wheat Associates U.S. Chamber of Commerce U.S. Council for International Business Unisys Corporation United Parcel Service United States Council for International Business United Technologies Cooperation UNOVE, Inc. Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce Wainwright Industries, Inc. Warnaco Inc Waste Equipment Technology Association Westvaco Corporation Wheat Export Trade Education Committee Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce World Perspectives, Inc. Xerox Corporation ___________________________________________________________ www.ssc.org

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