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.

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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal held a press event this week to ask our trade representative to renegotiate NAFTA in a way that rights the wrongs that came with this deal.

Thanks, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, for continuing to push for trade policy that protects public health, the planet, and working people.
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As the administration renegotiates the North American Free Trade Agreement we have an opportunity to right many of the wrongs that came with this deal—wrongs against workers, consumers and families across our nation. I led 21 of my democratic colleagues in writing to U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer to outline a NAFTA renegotiation that works for working people. Join us LIVE as we outline our vision for fair trade moving forward:

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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?

Help us fight for fair trade!