FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning John R. Miller--P894219
MADE IN U.S.A. RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the importing of products has continued to increase in the face of a mounting trade deficit that hit a record high in 1996 of $188 billion dollars.
WHEREAS, more and more working Americans have witnessed the massive destruction of the job base that is vital to the future of American workers and their families.
WHEREAS, working Americans have long recognized the "Made in the U.S.A." label as a symbol of the pride, quality and privilege that is associated with a product bearing the Made in the U.S.A. label.
WHEREAS, purchasing products displaying the, "Made in U.S.A." label is the first line of defense for American workers to protect their jobs, their future, and the future of all Americans.
WHEREAS, any change made by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that would weaken the current "all or virtually all" U.S. parts and labor requirement associated with the "Made in U.S.A." label would be a direct insult to American workers.
WHEREAS, any such weakening would undermine the ability of working Americans to exercise our constitutional right to BUY what we make.
RESOLVED, that the OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION continues to work with the Union Label and Service Trades Department of the AFL-CIO to make all working Americans, especially those who are members of the PLUMBERS & STEAMFITTERS LOCAL 565, aware of the weakened standard being proposed by the FTC.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the OFFICE OF SECRETARY, FEDERAL TRD continues to work with the Union Lab Services Department on its campaign to advise the FTC, and members of Congress of our opposition to any weakening by the FTC of the current standard for the Made in U.S.A. label.