State of Oklahoma Archives: on Free Trade


Mike Workman: Better worker protections in trade agreements

ECONOMY: Better worker protections in international trade agreements.

RAISE MINIMUM WAGE: phase out exemptions, raise to at least $10.10 an hour, index to inflation, then work towards a livable wage of $15 an hour.

Source: 2016 OK Senate campaign website facebook/Workman-4-Oklahoma Aug 8, 2016

Kevin Stine: International trade deals have cost U.S. jobs

Stine said he wants to close up corporate loopholes to prevent U.S. corporations from buying a foreign company and then declaring they are no longer an American corporation to avoid taxes.

Stine gives Wyden credit for being consistent in standing behind various issues even if they put the senator at odds with Democrats. But the issues Wyden has stood behind include international trade deals that have cost jobs, Stine said. He cited a Washington, D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute analysis that found Oregon was one of the hardest hit states in the country for job losses because of various trade deals since 2001. The Institute's report claimed 3.2 million jobs were lost nationwide since China joined the World Trade Organization that helped push up the U.S. trade deficit.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune on 2016 Oklahoma Senate race Sep 21, 2015

James Lankford: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track

Source: Ballotpedia.org coverage of 2016 Oklahoma Senate race Jun 24, 2015

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