+ 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: Korea FTA
As Oregon’s Congressional delegation considers whether to “fast track” the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement, new government data indicates that President Obama’s largest similar trade pact to date — the Korea Free Trade Agreement — has had a … Continue reading
Despite overwhelming opposition by a wide range of labor, environmental, family farm, consumer, faith and human rights organizations in the United States and abroad, Congress passed the Korea, Panama and Colombia Free Trade Agreements on October 12 — and the pacts were quietly signed by President Obama … Continue reading
For Immediate Release July 18, 2011 BUSINESS & POLITICS: Over 4,500 Area Jobs at Risk Under Proposed Korean Trade Pact Analysis of Government Data Finds Jobs in Electronics and Manufacturing Are Among the Most Threatened in Oregon’s Fifth Congressional District … Continue reading
For Immediate Release Friday, February 18, 2011 Obama’s Trade Policy Endangers Oregon Tech Jobs Displaced High-Tech Workers Demonstrate Against Korea Trade Deal During President’s Visit to Intel Hillsboro, Ore. — Displaced high-tech workers and fair trade advocates held a rally … Continue reading
For Immediate Release January 25, 2011 STATE OF THE UNION RESPONSE: Analysis of Government Data Shows 37,000 Oregon Jobs at Risk Under Proposed Korean Trade Pact Federal Study Finds that Good-Paying Jobs in Electronics and Manufacturing Sectors Are Among the … Continue reading
For Immediate Release Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Bipartisan Group of Legislators Ask Sen. Wyden to Defend Oregon Laws from Attack in International Tribunals The Korea Free Trade Agreement Poses Serious Threat to State Sovereignty Salem, Ore. — A bipartisan group … 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