FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning D.L. Dally Willis--P894219
An Organization Composed of Unions Affiliated With the AFL-CIO
Chartered May 11, 1956
60222·Midland, Texas 79711-0222·915/563-0583
JULY 24, 1997
"MADE IN USA POLICY COMMENT"
Dear Secretary of the FTC:
On behalf of nineteen unions affiliated with this Central Labor Union, AFL-CIO, please inter into the records of the FTC our opposition to the proposed changes in the "Made in U.S.A." label. Delegates from these unions voted unanimously at the regular monthly meeting of this Central Labor Union on July 16, 1997. to oppose the FTC ruling. I am attaching a copy of a news release sent to all the news media in this region of our action.
We believe that to adopt the FTCs change in the label would perpetrate a fraud on the American public and open even wider the door to U.S. jobs being exported overseas. We ask you to withdraw the proposal and to maintain the all or virtually all" U.S. parts and labor requirement for the label.
Thanking you for consideration on this issue.
"Building a Better Permian Basin"
PERMIAN UNIONS OPPOSE FEDERAL TRADE
The Permian Basin Central Labor has voted to oppose a proposed ruling by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to no longer restrict use of the "Made in U. S. A." label to products and advertisements for merchandise with "all or virtually all" U.S. parts and labor it was announced by D. L. Willis, president of the Central Labor Body.
According to Willis, currently consumers can be confident that "Made in U. S. A." means "all or virtually all" domestic parts and labor are made in this country. To permit less than that would be to perpetrate a fraud on the American public and open wider the door to U. S. jobs being moved overseas. We have had enough job losses under NAFTA and this proposed ruling by the Federal Trade Commission would only excellerate lower wages and job losses.
Permian Basin organized labor is urging all union members and the public to contact their U. S. Senators, Representatives, the White House, and the FTC and request they oppose this proposed ruling by the FTC.