Plant manager urges community to sign petition
Submitted by crecord2010 on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:48pm
A rematch between David and Goliath is back in the ring as Mount Vernon Mills make its voice known to Congress once again practices in imports and exports.
In August 2011, Mount Vernon Mills delivered a petition to U.S. Representative Ruben Hinojosa signed by 241 workers to vote against the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. Now Mount Vernon Mills is working to submit a petition against China.
In his recent letter to the editor dated July 3, Lane said, “The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, which the United States is part of, could threaten over 500,000 American textile and apparel jobs if U. S. negotiators allow China, a non-TPP country, to use the agreement to import textile goods into the U.S. duty free.”
Mount Vernon Mills in Cuero is a multi-million dollar operation that has 145 looms and 270 employees that produces 400,000 yards of raw fabric per week which equates to 300,000 pounds of fiber.
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