Why Food Justice
Advocates Should
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Calls for Fair Trade, not TPP, Gain Momentum

Yesterday, Spokane City Council joined Bellingham and Seattle in unanimously declaring their opposition to the TPP.

Climate and Environment – Just Lip Service?

Let’s take a close look at exactly how the TPP would trump work to support a healthy, safe environment and to fight climate change

Current Washington Fair Trade Coalition Members

See how our members benefit from up-to-date and “insider” information about new developments in trade policy etc…

Free Trade Facts

Impact of Free Trade Policy in Washington State

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

What is the Impact of Free Trade Policy in Washington State?

  1. 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
  2. 65,193 workers were certified under Trade Adjustment Assistance 1994-2011 as directly losing their job because of US trade policy. (US DoL statistics)  Jobs associated with these jobs such as drivers, suppliers, small businesses do not qualify and so are not counted.
  3. 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

Number of Washington State Manufacturing Jobs Lost

Number of Jobs Lost due to Rising Trade Deficit With Mexico

Trans-Pacific
Partnership (TPP)

Fair Trade Not Free Trade

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