Our Jobs, Our Economy: A Labor Forum on the TPP

UA Local 290 Plumbers and Steamfitters, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, Portland Jobs with Justice, and Oregon AFL-CIO invite you to join us for a forum on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Saturday, May 7th, 1pm

UA Local 290 Plumbers and Steamfitters training hall at 20210 SW Teton Ave, Tualatin OR 97063

Contact ORFTC at 503.736.9777 or info@oregonfairtrade for more information or with questions.

RSVP here: https://goo.gl/vx6s5r

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) that would set rules governing approximately 40% of the global economy. It is the largest FTA ever negotiated and the first with an option for non-member countries to join the pact in the future. While the office of the US Trade Representative claims that the TPP would boost the US economy and strengthen labor rights across the Pacific Rim, the reality is quite different. The TPP makes little to no progress on failed labor protections and enforcement from past FTAs, the economic gains to the US would be small if any, and what wealth will be generated by the TPP will be centralized in the hands of multinational corporations and the 1%.

Join us for a discussion with labor leaders about
-The history of past FTAs like NAFTA on workers and the US economy
-Debunking the claims made about US economic gains from the TPP
-The dangers to workers’ rights abroad in the TPP
-What each of us can do to defeat the TPP

Speakers to be announced!