Faces of Free Trade and 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
Labor Leaders & Others Urge Congress Not to Put More Oregonians in the Unemployment Line Portland & Beaverton, Oregon — Labor and community advocates held rallies and press events in Beaverton and Portland this week to discuss the release of a … Continue reading
Beaverton & Portland Rallies We need your help in telling Congress not to let the Trans-Pacific Partnership put more people in the unemployment line! The corporate push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is going full force — and … Continue reading
June 17th, 2016, Portland, OR—In wake of the Orlando massacre and in celebration of PRIDE weekend, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign hosted a rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in front of Rep Earl Blumenauer’s office, highlighting the trade deal’s lack … Continue reading
ORFTC Fair Trade Monitor Fair trade update from the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, May 2016 In this issue: The US International Trade Commission report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Labor and Human Rights forums Bad Trade Kills Good Jobs tour coming … Continue reading
The corporate push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is on. We need your help pushing back. Last week, the Business Roundtable, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other corporate lobbies formally launched their campaigns to get the TPP passed early this … Continue reading
Fast Track Accountability Flyering This month, a number of champions of issues that Oregonians hold near and dear have gone missing. They were last seen voting for Fast Track for the job-killing, environment-devastating, Main Street-destroying TPP. Judging from the amount … Continue reading
Captured by Corporate Polluters. Recently seen voting to Fast Track the TPP. If found, please Return him to the people. Representative Blumenauer claims to be an environmental and climate champion — but his support of Fast Track and the TPP … Continue reading
Stop Fast Track and the TPP! -Protest at Nike Friday, May 8, 2015 President Obama is visiting Oregon to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and legislation that would Fast Track the deal through Congress, effectively stripping Congress of its … Continue reading