About ORFTC

The Oregon Fair Trade Campaign is a statewide grassroots organization committed to fighting for trade policy that:

  • prioritizes quality jobs in communities across the state
  • creates markets for Oregon products by raising the standard of living in neighboring countries
  • enforces consistent standards for labor and the environment across borders
  • allows our producers to compete on a level playing field

Click here for a more detailed statement of principles
ORFTC’s affiliate organizations represent over 250,000 Oregonians who recognize that trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA do not work for Oregon. The coalition was founded in 2004 by the Oregon AFL-CIO and Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club. Coalition partners include labor unions, community organizations and environmental groups. We collaborate with growers associations, ranchers, and small business interests across the state.

ORFTC member organizations include:
AFSCME Council 75
Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers
Alliance for Democracy (Portland)
Carpenters Local 247
Carpenters Local 1065
Carpenters Local 2154
Central Oregon Labor Council
Communication Workers of America Oregon State Council
Eugene/Springfield Solidarity Network
ILWU Columbia River District Council
Jubilee Oregon
Lane County Central Labor Council
Linn-Benton-Lincoln Central Labor Council
Machinists Local 63
Machinists Local 1005
Marion-Polk-Yamhill Central Labor Council
National Association of Letter Carriers – Branch 82
Northwest Oregon Labor Council
Oregon AFL-CIO
Oregon AFT
Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
Portland Jobs with Justice
SEIU 503
Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice
Southern Oregon Central Labor Council
UFCW 555
United Steelworkers Oregon L&E Committee
Witness for Peace Northwest
…and more


ORFTC Board Members:
J. Linda Peterson – Presidentboard
Fred Heutte – Secretary Treasurer
Mitch Besser
Gloria Gonzalez
Wes Brain
Victor Pierce
Jake Dacks
Ivend Holen

ORFTC Staff:
Elizabeth Swager, Director


ORFTC PROGRAMS:
The Stories Project
NAFTA-style trade policies have eliminatedmore than 75,000 Oregon jobs. ORFTC gives voice toOregonians who are directlyaffected by free trade through our Stories Project organizing model.

Defeating Destructive Trade Policies
Oregon’sCongressional delegation isoftenfaced with trade pacts that receive little public attention –including thosewithColombia, Panamaand Koreato name a few.The impacts of those trade agreements are far reaching bothat home and abroad. Working together in Oregon, we ask our elected officials to take leadership in shaping trade agreements that promote healthy communities, keepquality jobs in Oregon, and raise the standard of living in neighboring countries.

Promoting a Positive Vision for Trade
We promote positive vision for international trade by advocating in favor of fair trade legislation like the TRADE Act, working to influence early trade negotiations and supporting policies like sweatfree procurement.


CONTACT US:
Oregon Fair Trade Campaign
310 SW 4th Ave, #436
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 736-9777 ยท info@oregonfairtrade.org

The state coalition in Oregon is affiliated at the national level with Citizens Trade Campaign www.citizenstrade.org