** BUS LEAVING AT 8:00AM FROM WESTMINSTER CHURCH IN PORTLAND, 1624 NE Hancock **
President Obama is visiting Oregon to push Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. This morning, May 8, he’ll be at Nike headquarters to discuss how the TPP will benefit rich shareholders and CEO’s of huge job exporters like Nike, but he won’t mention how many hundreds of thousands of jobs will be exported via the TPP in order to achieve this, at least not to the public.
Nike is exemplary of the race-to-the-bottom globalization that has plagued American manufacturing jobs and fostered the sweatshop labor industry abroad. In fact, Phil Knight, the founder of Nike, even wrote his graduate school thesis on a business model based on low-wage foreign labor.
Nike is a perfect example of America’s lost jobs and low-wage future under the TPP. Join us at Nike to tell Obama, #JustDon’tDoit! Stop Fast Track and the TPP!
So join us either at the church listed above, or in front of Nike headquarters on Friday May 8, 2014
On the way back we’ll stop by Rep. Bonamici’s Beaverton office (12725 SW Millikan Way) to tell her: Don’t Walk Away From Jobs & the Environment! If you can, bring a pair of old shoes to leave at her office as a reminder! We’ll be back by 11:30am.