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See also Textile & Apparel Trade; see also Imports; see also NAFTA; see also General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT); see also Globilization; see also Caribbean Offshoring Subsidies Remarks by House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, "Building the Future of American Trade: A New Fusion of America's Interests," Economic Strategy Institute Annual Conference, March 10, 1994; press release, "Gephardt Announces Introduction of Chile Free Trade Agreement Negotiation Act of 1994," May 9, 1994; letter to Gephardt from Sierra Club expressing strong support for Chile free trade act, May 9, 1994; statistics re manufacturing, trade deficits, and the economy through February 1994, with draft of column for the Economy and You series, "Silent Bleeding," re loss of jobs in textile and apparel industry, by Robert E. Swift, executive director of Crafted with Pride in the U.S.A. Council, May 3, 1994; letter to Mazur from U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor re concerns over Guatemalan workers' rights under the Generalized System of Preferences, July 27, 1994; letters from Mazur to Kantor re worker rights violations in Honduras by Leslie Fay contractor, June 15, 1994; memo to members of Labor/Industry Committee for International Trade (LICIT) from executive director Howard Samuel outlining recommendations for trade policy with Japan, September 16, 1994; policy papers: "U.S. Japan Trade Relations: 1991 to the Present," March 31, 1992, and "Worker Rights and Trade: Democracy's Next Frontier," American Institute for Free Labor Development, October 24, 1994; letter from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin to U.S. Department of Commerce deputy assistant secretary for textile, apparel and consumer goods industries, re certification of manufacturers of women's woolen coats for trade adjustment assistance (Lou Levy and Son/Jersey Fashion, Jersey City, NJ, and Lou Levy and Son, New York, NY), with attached documentation, August 3, 1994; survey from U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs soliciting views on impact of bureau, with cover memo to Mazur from ILGWU research director Starobin, November 3, 1994; memo to Mazur from Starobin re trade: where do we go from here? December 7, 1994; memo from Starobin to ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow and Mazur summarizing high points of Mark Anderson's CBI parity memo, March 23, 1995; letter to Dubrow from U.S. Department of Commerce deputy assistant secretary for textiles, apparel and consumer goods industries, re failure of ILGWU proposal with Microcompatibles, Inc., to qualify for funding under Advanced Technology Program, with attached press release describing the program, November 1, 1994; memo from Starobin to Mazur, Correction to NAFTA, recommending specific policy changes, January 5, 1993

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