Been receiving emails from the IBT for about 2 years now, and though I am pretty sure most of you get them as well, thought I'd share this one. Seems like it would be good for a small business owner like myself that I currently am, but would reduce jobs. Thoughts? Tell the House: No on CAFTA On June 30, the Senate voted to approve the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), sending the legislation to the House of Representatives. According to the rules of Fast Track trade negotiating authority, the House has only 30 legislative days to consider the proposal and will most likely act even sooner. CAFTA, the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement, is another job-killing trade deal patterned after its "twin brother," NAFTA. Teamsters General President James Hoffa said, "A majority in the U.S. Senate failed workers in the United States and Central America by passing the Central American Free Trade Agreement. By any measure, this vote of 54 to 45 represents a giant step in the wrong direction." "However," General President Hoffa continued, "I am encouraged by the number of traditionally 'free trade' Senators who decided to oppose CAFTA, revealing the profound flaws of this agreement and signaling a broader movement in Congress away from the job-killing trade policies of the past. I urge members of the U.S. House of Representatives to stand with these Senators to protect U.S. jobs and move our trade policies in a more rational direction." Like NAFTA, CAFTA would hurt workers in the United States and fail to lift our Central American and Dominican brothers and sisters out of poverty. Please tell your Representative to stop CAFTA.