The environment in which all workers live, work and organize for collective action has been profoundly shaped by a web of multilateral, regional and bilateral trade and investment agreements – deliberately and misleadingly titled ‘free trade agreements’ – which greatly expand and protect the power of capital. Over many years the IUF has analyzed the global impact of these agreements on workers’ livelihoods, on the labour movement, on public services and public goods, and on democratic governance. We highlight their dangers and outline the routes to action needed to roll back these sweeping attacks on the labour movement and democracy.