+ 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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Category Archives: Free Trade Agreements
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
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
By Arthur Stamoulis The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive new trade and investment pact being pushed by the U.S. government at the behest of transnational corporations, threatening the economy, environment and public health both at home and abroad. The … Continue reading
In March 2009, the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign and Cross Border Labor Organizing Commission led a delegation of trade activists to Mexico to examine the topic of cross-border opposition to NAFTA. Delegates met with small farmers, labor leaders, community organizers … Continue reading
For Immediate Release Thursday, July 8, 2010 BUSINESS & POLITICS: Statement on Congressman Schrader and the Obama Administration’s Support for the Korea Free Trade Agreement by Arthur Stamoulis, Director, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign “The Bush administration negotiated and signed the Korea … Continue reading
For Immediate Release June 11, 2008 Free Trade Agreements Have Hurt Mid-Willamette Region, Residents Say Laid-Off Workers, Elected Officials to Discuss the Impacts of Trade Pacts at Thursday’s “Mid-Willamette Assembly on Free Trade and Job Loss” Salem, OR — Laid-off … Continue reading