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Rally and March for Fair Trade!

"fair trade not free trade"

DFW area workers speak out about job losses due to outsourcing! Over 300 in Grand Prairie are now awaiting their fate!

North Texas Jobs with Justice, Communication Workers of America Local 6215, Teamsters Local 745, UAW Local 848, Dallas AFL-CIO Young Workers Council, Texas Organizing Project, Texas Fair Trade Coalition Dallas Sierra Club, Dallas Move-On invite you to a press conference at the corner of N Olive and Woodall Rodgers Freeway Service Road (2012 block) in Klyde Warren Park (south east corner near stage) AT 11:30 AM ON JANUARY 31, 2014.

On the 20th anniversary of the signing of NAFTA this month, the US is about to give the green light to another un-fair trade agreement which will expand economic inequality, decrease access to affordable medicine, allow corporations to sue local governments, and circumvent worker and environmental protections.

Local workers, national and local union representatives and leaders of community groups will educate the public on the disastrous effects of another NAFTA-like agreement, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

By conservative estimates the number of job losses from all free trade agreements and to China after it entered the World Trade Organization is more than 3.7 million, with 250,000 jobs lost in Texas alone.

A rally and march to the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce (500 N Akard St.) will take place from noon to 1 PM following the press conference. Bob Cash of Texas Fair Trade Watch is mobilizing support across Texas, and will join us at the park.

Below is the link to a map of the march route and some parking tips:
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zc3TyxOOL9dY.kg2aJvdomDAE

Please contact Rosemarie Rieger of North Texas Jobs with Justice at 214-632-5695 for more information.