Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing spoke with America’s Work Force on March 3 to discuss the United States losing manufacturing jobs to China.
Paul said that in January of this year, the United States lost 12,000 manufacturing jobs to China, compared to the 26,000 jobs gained last calendar year. Because of the amount of factory jobs disappearing from the United States, Paul said there needs to be work done to rebuild the manufacturing sector and keep jobs here. Paul also talked about improving trade regulations with China and workers rights in China. Lastly, he discussed how buying American and union-made products will help keep jobs in the United States.
Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO, discussed an initiative to raise the national minimum wage. The initiative seeks to raise the minimum wage by 2025, to $13 an hour. He said that other than adjusting to the rates of inflation, the federal minimum wage and state of Ohio minimum wage have not increased in over 11 years. Burga also discussed school voucher programs and more on EdChoice.
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