Washington

Fair Trade

Coalition

The Washington Fair Trade Coalition (WFTC) is a coalition of over 60 Washington labor, faith, environmental, farmer, and social justice groups that are committed to creating a fair, balanced, and sustainable global trading system.

News & Analysis

We Do the Work Radio Show on the new NAFTA

Have you been wondering holds up to the trade just community's demands? Last week the Washington Fair Trade Coalition got to talk with our friends at We Do the Work about exactly what's in the new NAFTA agreement from ISDS to food safety to access to medicines and...

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2018 Washington Fair Trade Coalition Breakfast

Join us at our annual breakfast!    Keynote Speaker: Indira Trejo: How trade policy affects workers, families, and communities and how we can move our work beyond NAFTA (now USMCA)   Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Doors open at 7:30 – Program from 8 to 9:00 AM...

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Current Campaign

Free Trade Facts

The Impact Of Free Trade Policy In Washington State

Manufacturing Jobs Lost in Washington State

Jobs Lost due to the Rising Trade Deficit With Mexico

Current Free Trade policy has proven to be a losing battle for workers, farmers, and communities in WA State and around the world.

Why Should I Care?

  • Mexican farmers unable to compete with cheaper American
    corn lose their land and migrate to cities to find work in maquilladoras
    (sweatshops) or to the US and WA State as farm workers
  • 65,193 workers were certified under Trade Adjustment Assistance
    1994-2011 as directly losing their job because of US trade policy (US DoL statistics).
    positions associated with these jobs such as drivers, suppliers and
    small businesses do not qualify and are not counted.
  • Mexican farmers unable to compete with cheaper American
    corn lose their land and migrate to cities to find work in maquilladoras (sweatshops) or to the US and WA State as farm workers

Fair Trade

Not Free Trade

What Would It Look Like?

For too long, U.S. trade policy has benefited transnational corporations at the expense of workers’ rights, consumer safety and the environment at home and abroad. The Washington Fair Trade Coalition, working with local, national, and international partners, aims to build a new model of trade, a model that supports our communities and our world. What could that look like?

Hey high school teachers and college professors! Would your class benefit from learning about free trade agreements? Contact us to schedule a date for a class visit.

Help us fight for fair trade!