An op-ed by in today's Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) lays out the risks that the U.S.-Korea trade deal poses to Oregon and the U.S. - and calls for Sen. Ron Wyden to oppose it. The piece is by Gordon Lafer, an associate professor at the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center.
"As chairman of the Senate’s subcommittee on International Trade, Oregon’s own Sen. Ron Wyden will play a key role in determining whether the [U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement] is approved or shelved, and he is officially undecided on the issue... There is really only one reason for elected officials to support these treaties: to curry favor with big-money corporate donors. While the American people are against more NAFTAs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the nation’s biggest corporations are salivating at the prospect..."
Read the entire piece here.