As the COVID-19 pandemic raged throughout the U.S., manufacturers were forced to slow or halt production of numerous goods. Compared to last year, people are purchasing more products, causing an increase in demand for manufactured goods.
For far too long, the U.S. has depended on outsourcing manufacturing, as companies attempt to save money by sending work overseas where they exploit workers. The pandemic taught the U.S. the hard way as to why we shouldn’t be so reliant on other countries. It became incredibly difficult for the U.S. to receive masks from China, our major supplier for medical supplies, because of the high demand during a pandemic.
Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul spoke with the AWF Union Podcast about bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. and keeping jobs onshore. Continue reading →
Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul joined Ed “Flash” Ferenc on the Oct. 5 edition of America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss reshoring manufacturing jobs in the United States.
President of Alliance for American Manufacturing, Scott Paul spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 1 to discuss the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act. Continue reading →
Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 30 about products that may be labeled “made in USA” but mainly produced out of the country. Continue reading →
On April 2, Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO joined America’s Work Force to discuss the newly proposed budget in Ohio.
Burga spoke about Governor Mike DeWine and his proposed gas tax and the purpose behind it. DeWine proposed an 18 cent gas tax increase so that Ohio could use the money to rebuild and improve state infrastructure. The Ohio House countered DeWine’s gas tax increase proposal by saying they will accept the gas tax be increased by 10.7 cents. Burga said that the good part about the gas tax increase is that it will be used to build or improve infrastructure, creating jobs for Ohio workers. Lastly, Burga talked about workers gaining more power by working collectively for change.
Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing spoke with America’s Work Force about keeping jobs in America. He talked about Chinese state-owned companies that are going around and underbidding companies in the United States by millions and performing shoddy work, costing the state more in the long-run to continue to use their business. He said, at first, using the lower bidding companies saves money, but costing more and more to maintain and improve as the years go on because of the poor quality of work that was done. Paul also talked about the new NAFTA, United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, and how he would like to see it include more protections for workers.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the 14 employees from the Plain Dealer who were laid off on April 1. In an obvious union busting move, 14 members of the News Guild lost their jobs at the Plain Dealer due to “downsizing”.
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