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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Category Archives: Oregon Jobs Lost
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
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
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
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
Approximately 74,500 Oregonians have lost jobs under NAFTA-style free trade deals. ORFTC has conducted one-on-one interviews with approximately 150 Oregon residents whose livelihoods have been adversely affected by offshoring, increased imports and/or dumping. Visit our Stories Project page for: The … Continue reading
For Immediate Release Tuesday, July 6, 2010 Local Labor Leaders and Displaced Workers Call for Trade and Immigration Reform, Quality Job Creation New Study Finds Trade-Related Job Loss on the Rise and a Significant Factor in Oregon’s High Unemployment Rate … Continue reading
For Immediate Release Tuesday, June 29, 2010 NEW STUDY: Trade-Related Job Loss a Significant Factor in Oregon’s High Unemployment Rate Labor Department Data Suggests More Than a Quarter of the Past Year’s Job Losses Were Due to Trade Policies OREGON … Continue reading