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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.
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Lawmakers serving on the Energy and Commerce Committee waded through complexities having to do with the new NAFTA — whether it shields tech companies from liability for third parties that violate decency standards on their platforms. Oregon Rep. Greg Walden … Continue reading
Oregon Fair Trade Campaign teamed up with union members from the Society of Engineering Employees in Aerospace to deliver a message from 200 constituents to Representative Earl Blumenauer: Commit to opposing the USMCA unless some changes are made.Two primary concerns … Continue reading
Oregon Fair Trade Campaign was among the groups supportive of Medicare-for-All that came together for a rally staged outside Rep. Kurt Schrader’s Oregon City office in early September when the congressman found himself targeted for his stances on healthcare issues. … Continue reading
Health, retiree, faith groups and more tell Earl Blumenauer: Stay strong in refusing a new NAFTA that’s bad for patients and consumers
As part of his March 21 public forum on the high costs of prescription drugs, Rep. Earl Blumenauer heard from many activists in their insistence that the new NAFTA be sent back to the drawing board rather than approved with … Continue reading
Due to our work as Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, Oregon is one of 9 states where (our umbrella organization) Citizens Trade Campaign (CTC) does on-the-ground organizing. CTC has released the following press statement today, on the new version of NAFTA, … Continue reading
STATEMENT on today’s news — U.S. administration tells Congress of intent to sign a trade agreement (w/ Mexico and potentially Canada)
More Work Needed on NAFTA for Working People & the Planet Washington, D.C. — As the White House notified Congress of its plans to sign a renegotiated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the United States’ largest … Continue reading
What has happened to NAFTA in the past week? The U.S. and Mexico have announced the outlines of a deal that they’re willing to close on Friday — by on that day sending official notice to the U.S. Congress of intent to … Continue reading
The Colombia FTA shows how flawed the U.S. government’s prioritization has been—to this point—regarding labor rights in its trade agreements. The following writing explores this. Despite a “no” vote being encouraged by labor and civil society, the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement … Continue reading
There are potentially buyers who want the Newberg mill and want it to run as a paper mill, and want it to be union. WestRock — the company which in 2015 bought the mill and only two weeks later shut … Continue reading