Trade and globalization have generated, and continue to generate, tremendous aggregate gains for the U.S. economy and American workers – but also can entail real and painful local losses as people lose their jobs, some firms downsize, and certain industries shrink.
As a follow-up to its groundbreaking report, Succeeding in the Global Economy: A Policy Agenda for the American Worker, released in June of 2007, the Financial Services Forum has produced a white paper that offers innovative policy proposals to help American workers prepare for, adjust to, and benefit from the 21st century global economy. Current worker transition programs were created in the early 1930's. While well-intentioned, the programs are outdated and inadequate to meaningfully help workers cope with the challenges of today’s economy. We aim to address many of these new challenges with proposals in our Adjustment Assistance Program.
Forum CEO Praises Signing of Korea, Colombia, Panama Free Trade Agreements
21 October 2011 • Press Release
Long-awaited free trade agreements signed into law
24 October 2011 • ForumBlog
ForumBlog: Free Trade Agreements Moving Forward
30 June 2011 • ForumBlog
Succeeding in the Global Economy: American Communities Prosperity Initiative
09 Jan 2009 • Forum Report
Succeeding in the Global Economy: An Adjustment Assistance Program for American Workers
30 Jul 2008 • Forum Report
Fact Sheet: Trade as Economic Stimulus (PDF)
20 May 2008
Succeeding in the Global Economy: A New Policy Agenda for the American Worker
26 Jun 2007 • Forum Report
The Financial Services Forum is a non-partisan financial and economic policy organization comprising the CEOs of 19 of the largest and most diversified financial services institutions doing business in the United States.
The purpose of the Forum is to pursue policies that encourage savings and investment, promote an open and competitive global marketplace, and ensure the opportunity of people everywhere to participate fully and productively in the 21st-century global economy.