STOP the Outsourcing of More U.S. Textiles Jobs

SIGN the Textile Industry Petition!

President Obama plans to submit the U.S. Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) to the U.S. Congress for a vote this year. The U.S. textile industry strongly opposes this agreement because it continues a flawed trade policy that has caused the outsourcing of more than half a million-textile jobs since 2000. It is time to put a stop to these ruinous trade agreements.

Add your voice – become part of TexNet - the textile industry's grassroots action alert network. As part of this network, you will become part of the fight to Stop the Korea FTA and help the industry on other important public policy issues.

Analysis shows that the Korea FTA will cost as many as 40,000 U.S. textile and related jobs.

The KOREA FTA has 3 major flaws regarding textiles. It has weak customs language which means China will use the agreement to destroy more American textile jobs. It gives big Korean exporters far more generous terms than U.S. textile producers - that means yet more job losses. And it excludes key industry products from its coverage so U.S. workers lose yet again.

The textile industry asked President Obama to fix these flaws but he turned the industry down flat. That’s not right. Textile jobs should matter as much to this Administration as jobs anywhere else.

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The TexNet action alert network allows concerned citizens to contact their Congressman or Senator about issues that have an impact on the textile and apparel supply chain and its workers. TexNet is managed by the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO). If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Pierce at