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: Trade Act
Corporations that benefit from NAFTA-style trade deals have long tried to frame the trade policy debate as one of being “for trade” or “against trade.” The implication has been that there is no alternative to business-as-usual trade pacts other than … Continue reading
Many offshorers, deregulators and other proponents of business-as-usual trade policy claim that those who oppose NAFTA-style trade pacts somehow “oppose trade,” as if there’s only one way of doing things. This tired old myth is easy to disprove. ORFTC supports … 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 June 24, 2009 Rep. David Wu Praised for Leadership on Trade Reform New Human Rights Language in Trade Reform Bill Called “A Milestone” PORTLAND, OR — Comprehensive trade reform legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives … Continue reading
For Immediate Release June 4, 2008 New Trade Reform Bill Addresses Public Demand for Change Oregon Fair Trade Campaign Praises Rep. DeFazio for Cosponsoring Legislation PORTLAND, OR — Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-4th) was one of over fifty original House … Continue reading