Jackson County Peoples' Assembly on the TPP
SUN APRIL 28TH 4:30PM
At the Grass Shack Cafe
205 Fern Valley Rd.
Phoenix, OR (Ext 24 off I-5)
Eugene/Springfields Peoples' Assembly on the TPP
MON APRIL 29TH 6:00PM
688 Charnelton St.
Marion County Mtg
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PDX Trade Mtg
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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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Government Data Shows Oregon Lost 4th Most Jobs in Country by Population; Trans-Pacific Partnership Could Accelerate Job Loss Even Further Portland, Ore. — An Oregon fair trade advocacy coalition has released a new analysis of U.S. Labor Department data showing … Continue reading
The United States hosted the 14th major round of behind-closed-door negotiations on the new Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement in Virginia this September. Despite having reportedly introduced text for some 29 different chapters, the U.S. Trade Representative has barred ordinary Americans … Continue reading
Long-time trade justice and worker rights advocate Daniel Bonham died while hiking at Silver Falls State Park on March 2. Through-and-through, Daniel epitomized the passion and dedication that’s needed to create a more just society. He lived out his beliefs in … Continue reading
The Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a massive new international trade pact for the Pacific Rim being pushed by the U.S. government at the behest of transnational corporations for completion in 2012. Oregon cannot afford another trade deal that … Continue reading
Corporations that benefit from NAFTA-style trade deals have long tried to frame the trade policy debate as one of being “for trade” or “against trade.” The implication has been that there is no alternative to business-as-usual trade pacts other than … Continue reading
Modern trade agreements severely limit nations’ and communities’ rights to make their own decisions regarding how they will maintain or expand their ability to produce healthy, sustainable food supplies for their people and protect the livelihoods of those involved in … Continue reading
ORFTC supports volunteer-led trade justice organizing committees that meet regularly in Portland and Salem, and irregularly in Eugene. To get involved, please email Elizabeth Swager at email@example.com or call (503) 736-9777. We also maintain a database of supporters throughout the … Continue reading