On Friday, July 20th, WFTC and SPEEA hosted AWPPW, IAM 751, IBEW Local 46, IBEW Local 77, MLK County Labor Council, Newground Social Investment, the Seattle Education Association, the Sierra Club, USW District 12, WA Physicians for Social Responsibility, Witness for Peace NW and WA State Senator Maralyn Chase for an exchange with Deputy USTR Marantis.
WFTC reminded USTR to learn from past failed trade policies that have seriously cost WA state jobs, eroded small family farms, subjected cities and WA state to the risk of investor-state law suits-challenging our sovereign laws, hurt real ‘investors’ trying to hold on to their homes and education their families, and prioritized corporate interests over state programs.
We gave Deputy USTR a going away gift to remember WHAT WASHINGTONIANS WANT in a 21st CENTURY TRADE POLICY!!!
No SWEATSHOP LABOR!! LABEL GMO FOODS!! PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT!! FOOD SOVEREIGNTY FOR ALL!! STOP EXPORTING UNHEALTHY FOOD!!! HEALTHY FOOD IS A RIGHT!! LIVING WAGES!! DON’T PATENT MY HEALTH!!