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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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
Last week, you noticed that the Trump administration released its document of negotiating objectives for NAFTA 2.0. Our post, as Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, about this is the most previous post on this site. It is our statement of response … Continue reading
The Trump administration releases NAFTA objectives. Here’s how we respond. Follow the link to submit comment.
Yesterday, the USTR released the awaited (eighteen-page) document outlining its negotiating objectives for when — in thirty days — the U.S. is at the table with Mexico and Canada, to redo NAFTA. You can see the USTR’s document here. Our petition for telling … Continue reading
NAFTA is being renegotiated. And there is a brief, important window for Public Comments. (Speak Up.)
President Trump’s intentions for NAFTA are in motion. The “renegotiation” of NAFTA will go down this summer. Right now, the new United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer is accepting public comments on how the renegotiation should take place (… … 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 September 16, 2009 Displaced Workers from Oregon and Beyond Urge President Obama to Remember Promises on Trade Reform During the G-20 Summit Communities that Have Been Hit by Trade-Related Job Loss Are Featured in New Report Recounting … Continue reading
For Immediate Release May 14, 2008 Presidential Candidates Get Specific on Trade Senators Clinton and Obama Detail Their Views for the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign PORTLAND, OR — Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama detailed their views on trade … Continue reading