+ Concerned citizens and activists on trade in the Portland metro area meet as an ad-hoc group called PDX Trade Activists, monthly on fourth Wednesdays. Next one: the night of August 23rd, 2017.
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Voices of Free Trade + Job Loss
Larry was a 22-year veteran of Roseburg Forest Products, who lost his job due to increased foreign imports.
“There are lots of jobs out here at minimum wage. Most people can’t afford those jobs. They’ll lose everything. You just drive through the area and look at the ‘FOR SALE’ signs. It’s terrible… You’re just working from day to day and existing. And hoping that something awful doesn’t happen.”
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Author Archives: ORFTC
NAFTA is being renegotiated starting today. The time has come when the three countries sit down to make changes to the agreement. This round of negotiations, which is in Washington DC, will go ’til August 20. The second round will … Continue reading
Our event has a new flyer. It’s not just the flyer. What Trump intends to do with #NAFTA warrants your attention.
RSVP to indicate your presence at this, here http://bit.ly/2ufeinZ Oregon Fair Trade invites you to get active and get educated in the (really hot right now) issue of jobs and trade. The Trump administration is taking up a rewriting of … Continue reading
Last week, you noticed that the Trump administration released its document of negotiating objectives for NAFTA 2.0. Our post, as Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, about this is the most previous post on this site. It is our statement of response … Continue reading
The Trump administration releases NAFTA objectives. Here’s how we respond. Follow the link to submit comment.
Yesterday, the USTR released the awaited (eighteen-page) document outlining its negotiating objectives for when — in thirty days — the U.S. is at the table with Mexico and Canada, to redo NAFTA. You can see the USTR’s document here. Our petition for telling … Continue reading
This comes from Green America. They announce today that 100 small businesses sent a letter to President Trump urging him to side with small business in its opposition to ISDS’s presence in the North American Free Trade Agreement. Investor-State Dispute … Continue reading
The NAFTA politics — where do they stand? Who will be the winners of a NAFTA renegotiation? Could it be labor and environment and community groups? Only if we show up. Get answers to these questions, and join forces — for all … Continue reading
The United States had been in nine years of litigation against the government of Guatemala in the first-ever labor dispute settlement case under the provisions of CAFTA-DR. Guatemala was in trouble for failure to enforce its labor laws. The case closed … Continue reading
Today, in D.C., the U.S. International Trade Commission is hearing testimony as input in the NAFTA renegotiation. These hearings are part of how the United States Trade Representative will be guided as to what positions to take (and priorities to … Continue reading