To the editor: Dan Schnur's attack on the opponents of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal doesn't make much of an argument for the agreement itself. The only factual point he makes related to it — that California is awash in Pacific Rim trade — undermines the position that there's a need for the further concessions contained in the TPP. ("Opposing the TPP makes no sense in California," op-ed, May 25)
California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana), who are both running for Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, are doing the jobs they were elected to do: protecting workers, consumers and the environment.
Perhaps Schnur missed The Times' multi-part series last year on how Mexican farmworkers are practically enslaved. Perhaps he isn't aware of Latin American workers who are paid as little as $10 a day and some Asian workers even less, and how the
New trade agreements may make sense, but only with adequate protections and thorough debate of the terms.
Steve Offerman, Ventura