Labor Standards in the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is an ambitious trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries. The agreement will open new markets to trade and investment, but it also includes new rules in several important areas where critics have voiced concerns. Some say the TPP does not adequately protect the rights of workers to organize and work under decent conditions. In fact, the TPP includes more protections of labor rights than any previous US free trade agreement.

This video highlights key labor standards advanced by TPP obligations. The TPP will not solve all labor challenges within TPP countries, but it will add pressure to upgrade standards and enforce binding TPP commitments.