For Your Information...October 19, 2018

In the attachments;

Around the State from the Oregon Employment Department

Tentative Agenda for the NOLC Executive Board meeting

Tentative Agenda for the NOLC Delegates meeting

NOLC endorsements to date (potentially more to come after the Council meeting)


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Out of state ballots will be mailed out on October 9, 2018.

All other ballots will be mailed out beginning on October 17, 2018.

The deadline to vote is 8:00 p.m., November 6, 2018.

 The Beginning of the end of Free Trade

By STAN SORSCHER / Stan Sorscher is a labor representative for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE 2001. Follow Stan Sorscher on Twitter @sorscher

 The original NAFTA established a global norm - we would merge our economy into the global economy, blur national boundaries, reduce the role of public policy, and let corporate-centric rules decide who gets the benefits from globalization. 

 The new NAFTA, called USMCA, marks the beginning of the end of that approach. As we rethink our approach to globalization, we can recognize legitimate national interests without being nationalistic or divisive. We can express our values as a country to raise living standards and improve well-being. 

 Read the article here; Courtesy of

 October 15, 2018 • labor history

In Solidarity,

  •  Bob Tackett
  • Executive Secretary Treasurer
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