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Oregon Fair Trade Campaign invites folks in Portland to the Global Justice Committee meeting — a committee of Portland Jobs with Justice. At this meeting, trade-agreement politics will be a focus, so, take up working with us on this plus global solidarity broadly.
Wed., October 23rd, from 8 to 9 pm at 1500 NE Irving Street, 5th floor
NOTE: This is typically a monthly meeting on fourth Wednesdays.
Resources and ReportsFact sheet on the U.S.'s current trading relationship with the Philippines (from us at Oregon Fair Trade, 2019)
NAFTA + continued free trade's incompatibility with addressing the crisis of climate change - Report (from Sierra Club, 2018)
NAFTA + continued free trade's incompatibility with addressing the crisis of climate change - Brief (from us at Oregon Fair Trade, also in 2018, not a version of the Sierra Club report)
The job-less legacy of NAFTA in Oregon (from Public Citizen, 2017)
The revised NAFTA distinctly worsens folks' access to life-saving medicines (from Public Citizen, 2019)
A perspective on the Internet issues at risk in the talks for the revised NAFTA (from Public Citizen, 2018)
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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