How the Seattle WTO Protests Changed the World

Video: United Steelworkers remember the union role in taking on the WTO.
United Steel Workers remember Seattle, still

 


The United Steelworkers joined the 1999 WTO demonstrations in Seattle to protest the "race to the bottom" in worker and environmental protections to which the international trade agreement contributes.

"We knew we could take on this institution and really show the world that even here in the U.S., in the belly of the beast [...], real people, the majority of Americans, had no love for it—in fact, we wanted it gone."

                                                                                            -Lori Wallach
                                                                                             Director, Global Trade Watch