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May 11, 2010

Seattle Employment Not Harmed by NAFTA? O RLY?

Ron Kirk photo Last week U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk was in Seattle to meet with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) trade ministers and business executives.  In conversations with reporters, he seemed to imply that Washington workers haven’t experienced the devastating effects of the NAFTA trade policy model like workers in the Midwest have:

"When I'm east of the Mississippi, people think I'm a two-headed monster," he quipped. He said he loves coming here. "For every five trips to Michigan and Illinois I ought to earn one trip to Seattle."

Eh? Is it true that Seattle has escaped the fate that has befallen Michigan and Illinois?

No. The manufacturing base of Seattle has been crippled in the NAFTA/WTO trade policy era.  Since the implementation of NAFTA in 1994, the Seattle area has lost 29,600 manufacturing jobs, a decline of 16 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Washington as a whole has lost 51,100 manufacturing jobs since NAFTA entered into force. These are prime high-paying jobs with good benefits to support families, and the NAFTA trade model was a contributing factor in their disappearance.  In fact, a study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) found that the increase in the deficit with Canada and Mexico alone since NAFTA’s implementation has cost Washington 16,500 jobs.

The Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act offers a way to fix the flawed NAFTA model through ensuring that U.S. trade agreements include strong labor, environmental, and consumer protections that would help grow jobs instead of destroy them.  If Seattle-area Representatives Jay Inslee, Jim McDermott, David Reichert, and Adam Smith were to join the 140 cosponsors of the TRADE Act, it would go a long way toward reversing the devastating effects of the NAFTA model on Washington workers.  EPI’s recent study on the effect of the rise in the trade deficit with China since it joined the WTO in 2001 upon jobs should give the members of Congress extra incentive to support the fair trade policy embodied by the TRADE Act.  Here are the EPI-estimated job losses from the China deficit in each of their districts:

1st District (Rep. Jay Inslee): 6,800 jobs lost

7th District (Rep. Jim McDermott): 5,600 jobs lost

8th District (Rep. David Reichert): 7,100 jobs lost

9th District (Rep. Adam Smith): 4,900 jobs lost

For more analysis about why the NAFTA model is bad for Washington workers, see The Real Pirates of the Caribbean: U.S. High Tech Industry’s False CAFTA Promises Disguise Bad Policy by the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, and The American Ingenuity Alliance (with some help from Global Trade Watch).

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Don Juan of Austria


Kirk made his bias clear here with that remark. A decent USTR would be concerned about the ravaging effects of free trade on the United States' workforce. He would want to go see where the damage has been done, and then advocate for and take tough action against our big multinationals and foreign governments. He would see himself as representing those affected U.S. workers in the affected states.

Instead, this stooge sees trips away from the hardest-hit areas as things he's earned. A very revealing comment.

Also, in the NW, he was probably meeting with importers and multinational corps, so it's not like he likely met with a representative group of humans anyway.

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NAFTA created the world’s largest free trade area, linking 444 million people and producing $17 trillion in goods and services annually. Estimates are that NAFTA increases U.S. GDP by as much as .5% a year.

JOE SERRANO


DEAR : NAFTA, I AM PLEASE SOLICITING INFORMATION OR GUIDANCE FOR A (SPECIAL PERMIT) OR LETTER OF APPROVAL OR CONSENT OR SOME OTHER FORMAL MANNER OR WAY FOR MANAGING AND RECYCLING TEXTILE WASTE IN MEXICO OUR U.S.A.- MEXICO BORDER STATES ,FOR ENVIROMENTAL CONCERNS . I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP YOU CAN OFFER CONCERNING THIS ENVIROMENTAL PROJECT FROM EITHER SIDE OF OUR BORDERS .. THANK YOU VERY MUCH JOE SERRANO



IN REGARDS TO THE NAFTA TREATY AGREEMENT ; BORDER- STATES OF CALIFORNIA ,TEXAS , ARIZONA , U .S . CHAMBER - OF COMMERCE , ENVIROMENTAL GROUPS , E. P. A. AND VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO ALL . I WANT TO WRITE YOU A BRIEF LETTER IN REGARDS TO YOUR NAFTA TREATY AGREEMENT . UNDER TEXTILE DIVISION. . MY NAME IS JOE SERRANO … I AM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND A CONCERNED EARTHLY PERSON. I ‘AM BILINGUAL , ENGLISH / SPANISH TRANSLATION. I ‘AM AN INDEPENDANT VOLUNTEER WORKER AND HAVE MADE SOME SUCESSFULL
ACHIEVEMENTS IN MY ASSIGNMENTS . WITH POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR ENVIROMENTAL GROUPS SUCH AS RECYCLING , ANTI-POLLUTION AND CHEMICAL WASTE PROGRAMS . I HAVE ALSO WORKED WITH NON- PROFIT –ORGANIZATIONS, AND OTHER SAVE THE OCEANS PROJECTS. I HAVE 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRIAL FIELD . AND HAVE BEEN STUDYING ENVIROMENTAL POLLUTION MATTERS FOR A WHILE INDEPENDENTLY . I CAN SEE THE NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE RESULTS THIS MIGHT BRING. I AM SURE YOU HAVE THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL AND ARE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB. I AM REFERING TO THE TEXTILE SCRAP PIECES UNDER ( NAFTA) . MY INTENTIONS ARE NOT TO CAUSE ANY CONTROVERSY OR TROUBLE OF ANY KIND. I TRAVEL TO MEXICO AT TIMES AS PER MY VISITS THERE I ANAYLYZED AND MADE AN INDIVIUAL STUDY IN REGARDS TO THE ( textile scrap dumping ) PROCEDURES AND KNOW WHERE THIS WASTE CAN END UP . I THAN LOOKED IT UP ON YOUR ( NAFTA TREATY AGREEMENT ) AND OBSERVED CHAPTERS 12 THRU 15 I BELIEVE . BUT I ‘AM NOT ,,. QUITE SURE OF THE EXACT CHAPTERS. ANY HOW I FOUND OUT THAT THE ( NAFTA TEXTILE BUSINESS MEMBERS ORGANIZATION ) HAVE THE TASK OF RETURNING THE TEXTILE - SCRAP BACK TO THE U.S.A. UNDER THE NAFTA TREATY AGREEMENT . I AM NOT SURE IF THEY ARE OR NOT COMPLYING WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR WHERE IT ‘S EXACT DUMPING SITE MIGHT BE IF ANY . I ALSO UNDERSTAND IT ‘S EACH MEMBERS RESPONSIBILITY IN MEXICO FOR ITS TEXTILE WASTE ( MAQUILADORA ) BUSINESS INDUSTRY TO ENFORCE THE LAW. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THIS CAN LEAD TO A SLOW BUT GROWING INDUSTRIAL ISSUE … IF ITS NOT ALREADY ONE. WITH YOUR CONSENT, I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER MY VOLUNTEER TIME IN TRYING TO HELP WITH THE SITUATION - AS I ALSO UNDERSTAND YOUR RULES, AND GUIDELINES, UNDER ENVIROMENTAL LAWS AND AM AWARE IT CAN BE A SLOW PROCESS . I ‘VE DONE SIMILAR TASK LIKE THIS BEFORE WITH VERY GOOD POSITIVE RESULTS AS PER MY EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD . I WOULD ENJOY HELPING YOU IF GRANTED THE OPPORTUNITY ON MY TIME AND AT NO EXPENSE TO YOU . IF PERMITED, UNDER YOUR AUTHORIZATION AND SUPERVISION WITH LITTLE OR NO TIME TAKEN FROM YOUR SCHEDULE UNLESS YOU THINK I MIGHT NEED SOME ORIENTATION OR TRAINING OF SOME SORT . I CAN ASSURE YOU I CAN DO A VERY GOOD JOB NO MATTER HOW MANY THOUSANDS (1000) OF TONS OF WASTE MATERIAL WOULD BE INVOLVED . AS I HAVE FOUND HOMES FOR THESE SCRAP TEXTILE WASTE PIECES BEFORE AND TO THIS DAY FROM DIME SIZE MATERIAL AND UP ( trash material scrap textile ) . I REALLY HOPE YOU WILL NOT FORGET MY SUGGESTION ON THIS PROJECT AS IT WOULD BE GOOD IF GRANTED TO WORK TOGETHER ON THIS WITH YOUR PROPER GUIDELINES . IT WOULD BE AN ADVANTAGE TO KNOW EXACTLY WHERE IT’S TEXTILE WASTE IS BEING DISPOSED OF AND IF IT IS BEING DONE SAFELY AND CORRECTLY AND NOT BEING DUMPED IN IN OUR OCEANS., AND LANDFILLS I AM ALSO AWARE OF YOUR ENVIROMENTAL LAWS REGULATIONS RULES AND GUIDELINES FROM THE COMMISIONS ABROAD . I UNDERSTAND YOUR INVISTIGATIONS , INSPECTIONS , AND FINES THAT CAN BE ENFORCED IF NECESSARY AS WELL AS ITS WARNINGS , CITATIONS AND SO FOURTH AS NEEDED . I HAVE FOUND A HOME FOR THE TEXTILE SCRAP MATERIAL AT NO OUT OF POCKET COST TO ( NAFTA) OR ITS MEMBERS . WE WOULD HAVE NO RISK OF ITS PROPER DISPOSAL., IT WOULD BE OF GREAT HELP IF THE IDEA WAS SUPPORTED BY YOU AND YOUR ORGANAZATION ( NAFTA ) . E.P.A. OR AUTHORIZING OFFICES IN EITHER SIDE OF OUR BORDERS AND KEEPING IN MIND IT WILL HELP OUR ENVIROMENT . A CERTIFIED OR EVEN A SIMPLE LETTER FROM (NAFTA) TO ITS TEXTILE BUSINESS MEMBERS WOULD HELP PLENTY IF TAKEN IN CONSIDERATION . YOUR CONTACTS AND MEMBERS BUSINESS RELATIONS WOULD SURELY BE APPRECIATED IF GIVEN A CHANCE TO PROCEED WITH THIS . I ‘ AM CONFIDENT THAT IF WE WOULD START WITH OUR BORDER- STATES YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO NOTICE THE BIG DIFFRENCE WITH NO OBLIGATION IF YOU WISH . THATS IF YOU ARE WILLING TO GIVE THE PROJECT A FAIR CHANCE . I HAVE THE TIME AND AM READY AND ORGANIZED FOR A POSITIVE AND WILLING PROGRAM LIKE THIS OR SIMILAR . I ‘AM AWARE THAT NAFTA MEMBERS WOULD HAVE A CHOICE IN THE PROCEDURES . BUT ANY AMOUNT OF SCRAP -WASTE SAVED FROM EARTHLY - POLLUTION IS HELPFUL . IF YOU WILL PLEASE CONSIDER THIS IDEA . YOU WOULD REALLY MAKE A GOOD CHANGE IN OUR ENVIROMENT . ALL WE NEED TO DO IS LET THE ( NAFTA MEMBERS TEXTILE - DIVISION ) KNOW THEY HAVE A CHOICE THAT CAN MAKE A DIFFRENCE AND CORRECTLY GUIDED FOR THE GOOD OF ALL , AT NO COST . I ‘AM FOCUSING ON MEXICO AS I RESIDE IN CA. U.S.A .. MY EXPENSES WOULD BE GREATER IF TRAVELING TO CANADA. ONE PLACE AT A TIME FOR ME ( the expenses would also be part of my volunteer work ). I WOULD TRY TO TRAVEL AS FAR AS POSSIBLE IN TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH MY VOLUNTEER WORK TASK IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY . BY VOLUNTEERING MY FREE OR EXTRA TIME AS WELL . I CAN ALSO HELP IN RESPONDING TO ANY LETTERS OR PHONE CALLS FROM ANY MEMBERS QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS MATTER AND CAN ALSO HELP ORGANIZE IT AS WELL IF GIVEN THE CONSENT.. I’ VE ALSO HAD THE CHANCE TO WORK WITH NON- PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND VOLUNTEER - PROGRAMS . ITS CONCEPT IS THE SAME , NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE OR WHERE ITS HAPPENING . OVERALL THIS IS NECESSARY WORLD / WIDE BUT EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS . IF ALLOWED TO HELP IN ANY VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS LIKE THIS OR SIMILAR PLEASE DONT HESITATE TO GET IN CONTACT WITH ME . I AM ALWAYS READY TO HELP FOR A GOOD CAUSE AT NO COST . WITH FOCUSING ON MAKING A DIFFRENCE FOR OUR PLANET EARTH… BY HAVING A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP TOGETHER AND HELPING OUR ENVIROMENTAL LAWS AND ISSUES AS WELL AS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR SOCIETY. IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY YOU CAN CONTACT ME AT 323 289-8147 WRITE ME AT 9832 ¼ VIRGINIA AVE SOUTH GATE CA . 90280 OR EMAIL ; ME AT joeserrano67@yahoo.com . I HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER THIS SUGGESTION AND THAT WAY I CAN GIVE YOU FURTHER DETAILS ON THE PROJECT WHEN OR IF CONTACTED THANK YOU VERY - MUCH , REMEMBER … IT’S THE ( textile scrap industry ) FROM MEXICOS TEXTILE MAQUILADORAS MANUFACTURING COMPANIES I’ AM FOCUSING ON . FOR A GREAT OUTCOME IN ENFORCEMENT ISSUES, LAWS AND SAFETY POLLUTING HAZARDS . THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

TEXTILE SCRAP MATERIAL COORDINATOR , JOE SERRANO ( VOLUNTEER WORKER)
PLEASE EXCUSE MY GRAMMAR AS I WAS IN A RUSH


THIS IS JOE SERRANO I EMAILED YOU A BRIEF LETTER ON NAFTA TEXTILE DIVISION. TEXTILE SCRAP WASTE (trash) IAM BASICALLY ASKING FOR A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING AND A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME ON THIS ENVIROMENTAL MATTER. WITH A REFFERAL LETTER,OR CONSENT OF SOME TYPE FROM THE PROPER OFFICE. I UNDERSTAND AND AM AWARE OF YOUR ENVIROMENTAL REG.,LAWS, AND ENFORCEMENT GUIDELINES.THIS WOULD BE AT NO COST TO ANYONE AND FOR A GOOD CAUSE . FOR THE SAKE OF OUR PLANET , CHILDREN , AND FUTURE GENERATIONS. THANKS AGAIN JOE SERRANO 323 289-8147 LA CA USA






DEAR : NAFTA, I AM PLEASE SOLICITING INFORMATION OR GUIDANCE FOR A (SPECIAL PERMIT) OR LETTER OF APPROVAL OR CONSENT OR SOME OTHER FORMAL MANNER OR WAY FOR MANAGING AND RECYCLING TEXTILE WASTE IN MEXICO OUR U.S.A.- MEXICO BORDER STATES ,FOR ENVIROMENTAL CONCERNS . I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP YOU CAN OFFER CONCERNING THIS ENVIROMENTAL PROJECT FROM EITHER SIDE OF OUR BORDERS .. THANK YOU VERY MUCH JOE SERRANO



IN REGARDS TO THE NAFTA TREATY AGREEMENT ; BORDER- STATES OF CALIFORNIA ,TEXAS , ARIZONA , U .S . CHAMBER - OF COMMERCE , ENVIROMENTAL GROUPS , E. P. A. AND VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO ALL . I WANT TO WRITE YOU A BRIEF LETTER IN REGARDS TO YOUR NAFTA TREATY AGREEMENT . UNDER TEXTILE DIVISION. . MY NAME IS JOE SERRANO … I AM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND A CONCERNED EARTHLY PERSON. I ‘AM BILINGUAL , ENGLISH / SPANISH TRANSLATION. I ‘AM AN INDEPENDANT VOLUNTEER WORKER AND HAVE MADE SOME SUCESSFULL
ACHIEVEMENTS IN MY ASSIGNMENTS . WITH POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR ENVIROMENTAL GROUPS SUCH AS RECYCLING , ANTI-POLLUTION AND CHEMICAL WASTE PROGRAMS . I HAVE ALSO WORKED WITH NON- PROFIT –ORGANIZATIONS, AND OTHER SAVE THE OCEANS PROJECTS. I HAVE 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRIAL FIELD . AND HAVE BEEN STUDYING ENVIROMENTAL POLLUTION MATTERS FOR A WHILE INDEPENDENTLY . I CAN SEE THE NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE RESULTS THIS MIGHT BRING. I AM SURE YOU HAVE THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL AND ARE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB. I AM REFERING TO THE TEXTILE SCRAP PIECES UNDER ( NAFTA) . MY INTENTIONS ARE NOT TO CAUSE ANY CONTROVERSY OR TROUBLE OF ANY KIND. I TRAVEL TO MEXICO AT TIMES AS PER MY VISITS THERE I ANAYLYZED AND MADE AN INDIVIUAL STUDY IN REGARDS TO THE ( textile scrap dumping ) PROCEDURES AND KNOW WHERE THIS WASTE CAN END UP . I THAN LOOKED IT UP ON YOUR ( NAFTA TREATY AGREEMENT ) AND OBSERVED CHAPTERS 12 THRU 15 I BELIEVE . BUT I ‘AM NOT ,,. QUITE SURE OF THE EXACT CHAPTERS. ANY HOW I FOUND OUT THAT THE ( NAFTA TEXTILE BUSINESS MEMBERS ORGANIZATION ) HAVE THE TASK OF RETURNING THE TEXTILE - SCRAP BACK TO THE U.S.A. UNDER THE NAFTA TREATY AGREEMENT . I AM NOT SURE IF THEY ARE OR NOT COMPLYING WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR WHERE IT ‘S EXACT DUMPING SITE MIGHT BE IF ANY . I ALSO UNDERSTAND IT ‘S EACH MEMBERS RESPONSIBILITY IN MEXICO FOR ITS TEXTILE WASTE ( MAQUILADORA ) BUSINESS INDUSTRY TO ENFORCE THE LAW. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THIS CAN LEAD TO A SLOW BUT GROWING INDUSTRIAL ISSUE … IF ITS NOT ALREADY ONE. WITH YOUR CONSENT, I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER MY VOLUNTEER TIME IN TRYING TO HELP WITH THE SITUATION - AS I ALSO UNDERSTAND YOUR RULES, AND GUIDELINES, UNDER ENVIROMENTAL LAWS AND AM AWARE IT CAN BE A SLOW PROCESS . I ‘VE DONE SIMILAR TASK LIKE THIS BEFORE WITH VERY GOOD POSITIVE RESULTS AS PER MY EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD . I WOULD ENJOY HELPING YOU IF GRANTED THE OPPORTUNITY ON MY TIME AND AT NO EXPENSE TO YOU . IF PERMITED, UNDER YOUR AUTHORIZATION AND SUPERVISION WITH LITTLE OR NO TIME TAKEN FROM YOUR SCHEDULE UNLESS YOU THINK I MIGHT NEED SOME ORIENTATION OR TRAINING OF SOME SORT . I CAN ASSURE YOU I CAN DO A VERY GOOD JOB NO MATTER HOW MANY THOUSANDS (1000) OF TONS OF WASTE MATERIAL WOULD BE INVOLVED . AS I HAVE FOUND HOMES FOR THESE SCRAP TEXTILE WASTE PIECES BEFORE AND TO THIS DAY FROM DIME SIZE MATERIAL AND UP ( trash material scrap textile ) . I REALLY HOPE YOU WILL NOT FORGET MY SUGGESTION ON THIS PROJECT AS IT WOULD BE GOOD IF GRANTED TO WORK TOGETHER ON THIS WITH YOUR PROPER GUIDELINES . IT WOULD BE AN ADVANTAGE TO KNOW EXACTLY WHERE IT’S TEXTILE WASTE IS BEING DISPOSED OF AND IF IT IS BEING DONE SAFELY AND CORRECTLY AND NOT BEING DUMPED IN IN OUR OCEANS., AND LANDFILLS I AM ALSO AWARE OF YOUR ENVIROMENTAL LAWS REGULATIONS RULES AND GUIDELINES FROM THE COMMISIONS ABROAD . I UNDERSTAND YOUR INVISTIGATIONS , INSPECTIONS , AND FINES THAT CAN BE ENFORCED IF NECESSARY AS WELL AS ITS WARNINGS , CITATIONS AND SO FOURTH AS NEEDED . I HAVE FOUND A HOME FOR THE TEXTILE SCRAP MATERIAL AT NO OUT OF POCKET COST TO ( NAFTA) OR ITS MEMBERS . WE WOULD HAVE NO RISK OF ITS PROPER DISPOSAL., IT WOULD BE OF GREAT HELP IF THE IDEA WAS SUPPORTED BY YOU AND YOUR ORGANAZATION ( NAFTA ) . E.P.A. OR AUTHORIZING OFFICES IN EITHER SIDE OF OUR BORDERS AND KEEPING IN MIND IT WILL HELP OUR ENVIROMENT . A CERTIFIED OR EVEN A SIMPLE LETTER FROM (NAFTA) TO ITS TEXTILE BUSINESS MEMBERS WOULD HELP PLENTY IF TAKEN IN CONSIDERATION . YOUR CONTACTS AND MEMBERS BUSINESS RELATIONS WOULD SURELY BE APPRECIATED IF GIVEN A CHANCE TO PROCEED WITH THIS . I ‘ AM CONFIDENT THAT IF WE WOULD START WITH OUR BORDER- STATES YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO NOTICE THE BIG DIFFRENCE WITH NO OBLIGATION IF YOU WISH . THATS IF YOU ARE WILLING TO GIVE THE PROJECT A FAIR CHANCE . I HAVE THE TIME AND AM READY AND ORGANIZED FOR A POSITIVE AND WILLING PROGRAM LIKE THIS OR SIMILAR . I ‘AM AWARE THAT NAFTA MEMBERS WOULD HAVE A CHOICE IN THE PROCEDURES . BUT ANY AMOUNT OF SCRAP -WASTE SAVED FROM EARTHLY - POLLUTION IS HELPFUL . IF YOU WILL PLEASE CONSIDER THIS IDEA . YOU WOULD REALLY MAKE A GOOD CHANGE IN OUR ENVIROMENT . ALL WE NEED TO DO IS LET THE ( NAFTA MEMBERS TEXTILE - DIVISION ) KNOW THEY HAVE A CHOICE THAT CAN MAKE A DIFFRENCE AND CORRECTLY GUIDED FOR THE GOOD OF ALL , AT NO COST . I ‘AM FOCUSING ON MEXICO AS I RESIDE IN CA. U.S.A .. MY EXPENSES WOULD BE GREATER IF TRAVELING TO CANADA. ONE PLACE AT A TIME FOR ME ( the expenses would also be part of my volunteer work ). I WOULD TRY TO TRAVEL AS FAR AS POSSIBLE IN TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH MY VOLUNTEER WORK TASK IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY . BY VOLUNTEERING MY FREE OR EXTRA TIME AS WELL . I CAN ALSO HELP IN RESPONDING TO ANY LETTERS OR PHONE CALLS FROM ANY MEMBERS QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS MATTER AND CAN ALSO HELP ORGANIZE IT AS WELL IF GIVEN THE CONSENT.. I’ VE ALSO HAD THE CHANCE TO WORK WITH NON- PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND VOLUNTEER - PROGRAMS . ITS CONCEPT IS THE SAME , NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE OR WHERE ITS HAPPENING . OVERALL THIS IS NECESSARY WORLD / WIDE BUT EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS . IF ALLOWED TO HELP IN ANY VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS LIKE THIS OR SIMILAR PLEASE DONT HESITATE TO GET IN CONTACT WITH ME . I AM ALWAYS READY TO HELP FOR A GOOD CAUSE AT NO COST . WITH FOCUSING ON MAKING A DIFFRENCE FOR OUR PLANET EARTH… BY HAVING A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP TOGETHER AND HELPING OUR ENVIROMENTAL LAWS AND ISSUES AS WELL AS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR SOCIETY. IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY YOU CAN CONTACT ME AT 323 289-8147 WRITE ME AT 9832 ¼ VIRGINIA AVE SOUTH GATE CA . 90280 OR EMAIL ; ME AT joeserrano67@yahoo.com . I HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER THIS SUGGESTION AND THAT WAY I CAN GIVE YOU FURTHER DETAILS ON THE PROJECT WHEN OR IF CONTACTED THANK YOU VERY - MUCH , REMEMBER … IT’S THE ( textile scrap industry ) FROM MEXICOS TEXTILE MAQUILADORAS MANUFACTURING COMPANIES I’ AM FOCUSING ON . FOR A GREAT OUTCOME IN ENFORCEMENT ISSUES, LAWS AND SAFETY POLLUTING HAZARDS . THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

TEXTILE SCRAP MATERIAL COORDINATOR , JOE SERRANO ( VOLUNTEER WORKER)
PLEASE EXCUSE MY GRAMMAR AS I WAS IN A RUSH


THIS IS JOE SERRANO I EMAILED YOU A BRIEF LETTER ON NAFTA TEXTILE DIVISION. TEXTILE SCRAP WASTE (trash) IAM BASICALLY ASKING FOR A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING AND A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME ON THIS ENVIROMENTAL MATTER. WITH A REFFERAL LETTER,OR CONSENT OF SOME TYPE FROM THE PROPER OFFICE. I UNDERSTAND AND AM AWARE OF YOUR ENVIROMENTAL REG.,LAWS, AND ENFORCEMENT GUIDELINES.THIS WOULD BE AT NO COST TO ANYONE AND FOR A GOOD CAUSE . FOR THE SAKE OF OUR PLANET , CHILDREN , AND FUTURE GENERATIONS. THANKS AGAIN JOE SERRANO 323 289-8147 LA CA USA





JOE SERRANO

HI IAM JOE SERRANO THIS IS REGARDING NAFTAS ENVIROMENTAL TREATY I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE UPDATED WITH NEW LINKS AND RESOURCES SPECIALLY IN SOME MFG ENVIROMENTAL ISSUES AS WHEN THE TREATY WAS SIGNED AND PUT INTO EFFECT MANY YEARS AGO IS OLD SCHOOL NEW MARKETING IDEAS AND OTHER ENVIROMENTAL SOURCES ARE AVAILABLE NOW OVER THE YEARS AND ENVIROMENTAL STANDARD LAWS AND GUIDELINES REALLY NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED FOR THE GOOD OF OUR ENVIROMENT. I MYSELF HAVE SEEN IT AND HAVE TRIED TO MAKE A DIFFRENCE IN THE NEW ENVIROMENTAL EVOLUTION AS A VOLUNTEER BUT THE OLD OR THE EXISTING ENVIROMENTAL LAWS I SHOULD SAY ARE NOT HELPING IAM OR WE ARE BEING HELD BACK BY NOT REFORMING THESE ENVIROMENTAL COMPLIANCE LAWS AT HAND ARE NOT HELPING TO COMPLY FOR A BETTER TOMMORROW IN OUR PLANET AND IAM TALKING ABOUT MILLIONS OF TONS WHICH ARE BEING DUMPED IN OUR OCEANS AND LAND FILLS WHEN THEY CAN BE RECYCLED (SOLID WASTE )FROM VARIOUS MFG TRADE NAFTA MEMBERS AND THE SAME OLD LAWS ARE KEEPING THESE COUNTRYS FROM ACTING TO NEW RECYCLING EVOLUTION IAM IN THE TEXTILE BUSINESS AND HAVE A 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE AND THATS ONE WAY IT IS NOT HELPING AT ALL TEXTILE WASTE IS BID ALONG WITH OTHER INDUSTRYS AND OUR OWN LAWS ARE NOT ALLOWING US TO PROCEED ACCORDINGLY FOR BETTER ENVIROMENT THANK YOU MUCH JOE SERRANO

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The North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA is an agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. NAFTA has not caused trade diversion, aside from a few industries such as textiles and apparel, in which rules of origin negotiated in the agreement were specifically designed to make U.S. firms prefer Mexican manufacturers.

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NAFTA is an agreement sign by the governments of Canada, Mexico,and the United States,that creates a trilateral trade block in North America.The implementation of NAFTA brought the immediate elimination of tariffs on more than one half of U.S. imports from Mexico and more than one third of U.S. exports to Mexico.

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Do the pro's outweigh the cons?
NAFTA led to the loss of 500,000-750,000 jobs in the U.S., thanks to companies moving across the border to Mexico. As a result, workers in those industries affected by NAFTA could not bargain for higher wages.

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