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: TPP
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is currently deciding whether to join Republicans in cosponsoring “Fast Track” legislation that would allowing pending trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be rushed through Congress, circumventing ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures. Modern … Continue reading
URGENT CALL TO ACTION! Call 1-866-502-6055 now! The corporate push to Fast Track the TPP is in high gear. And Senator Ron Wyden will determine what happens next. If we are going to defeat the job killing, environmentally devastating TPP … Continue reading
On Sept. 2, 2014, we held actions in Portland, Eugene and Medford, where we delivered over 5,000 signatures from Oregonians who sent the message to Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden that “Smart Track” can’t be Fast Track in disguise. Sen. … Continue reading
Excitement is building as Oregon gears up to get GMO labeling on the ballot this summer. Food justice advocates have launched a powerful statewide Right to Know GMO campaign. We do have a right to know what’s in our food, … Continue reading
Floppy Disk Petition Urges Senator Wyden to Oppose Outdated Trade Policy Over 10,000 Petition Signatures Adhered to Floppy Disks Delivered to Senator’s Offices Across the State Portland, Ore. — Fair trade advocates delivered over 10,000 petition signatures adhered to old-fashioned … 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
January 2014 marked the twenty-year anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a pact that has had devastating consequences for people and the environment in all three countries (the US, Canada, and Mexico) and beyond. The pending Trans-Pacific … Continue reading