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  • Data Indicate Forced Union Dues-Paying Factory Workers Have Far Less Job Security, Lower Wages

    08/22/2013 10:11:07 AM PDT · by willowsdale · 7 replies
    A front-page Wall Street Journal article published at the beginning of this week (see link below) and other news reports are calling public attention to the fact that, after many years of decline, manufacturing employment in the U.S. has modestly rebounded since the end of the Great Recession. Unfortunately, the Journal account and others appearing in major media outlets ignore data showing that even as the total number of manufacturing jobs increased by roughly 480,000 from 2009 to 2012, the number of factory jobs held by unionized workers fell by nearly 130,000. (Our source for these figures and those in...
  • Skills Don’t Pay the Bills

    11/26/2012 9:40:40 AM PST · by ksen · 69 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/20/2012 | Adam Davidson
    Eric Isbister, the C.E.O. of GenMet, a metal-fabricating manufacturer outside Milwaukee, told me that he would hire as many skilled workers as show up at his door. Last year, he received 1,051 applications and found only 25 people who were qualified. He hired all of them, but soon had to fire 15. Part of Isbister’s pickiness, he says, comes from an avoidance of workers with experience in a “union-type job.” Isbister, after all, doesn’t abide by strict work rules and $30-an-hour salaries. At GenMet, the starting pay is $10 an hour. Those with an associate degree can make $15, which...
  • The Great American Mismatch. Plenty of Manufacturing jobs, too few people with the necessary skills

    11/26/2012 7:12:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/26/2012 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    In September, 238,000 American jobs went unfilled, despite employers’ best efforts. At the same time, unemployment was at 7.8 percent nationally. And believe it or not, this was no statistical oddity. The manufacturing sector has long had trouble finding skilled applicants for its jobs. Around 48 percent of manufacturing companies are looking to hire, according to the most recent report from ThomasNet, a company that helps connect producers and suppliers. But 67 percent of manufacturing companies see a moderate to severe shortage of skilled workers, and last year, as many as 600,000 jobs went unfilled, according to a report from...
  • Buying a Car in the Era of Globalization

    03/02/2007 7:01:35 AM PST · by Paved Paradise · 136 replies · 1,557+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | March 2, 2007 | Jim Doyle
    With the 2007 Cleveland Auto Show in town, it is worth considering just how much impact our purchases have on the future of the auto industry here in Ohio and around the country. In a global economy, defining "made in America" is complicated. But where a car is manufactured, and how many U.S. parts are used, still matters. It matters for America's economic competitiveness, and it matters for jobs and economic growth in Ohio. The bottom line: Domestic automakers sell about as many cars and trucks in Ohio as foreign automakers do. But they employ nearly three times more people...
  • Liberals Lie About President's "Job Record"

    12/05/2003 11:32:38 AM PST · by Jaysun · 44 replies · 237+ views
    Jaysun ^ | 12/5/03 | Jaysun
    The left keeps pounding again and again on Bush's "job record". I recently grew tired of hearing it and decided to look at the President's record for myself. I looked at the data and came to the usual conclusion - the left is lying again. The fact of the matter is that their rhetoric has proved to be another brazen lie. We keep hearing comments such as: "With the economic recovery in full swing, the hiring gains that typically follow have not. The economy lost 2.6 million jobs since Bush took office — 1 percent in the private sector alone....
  • Businesses Forge Alliance to Save Jobs

    10/12/2003 5:19:26 AM PDT · by ninenot · 5 replies · 97+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 10/11/03 | Craig Gilbert
    Small manufacturers fight U.S. trade policy, endorse Feingold By CRAIG GILBERT cgilbert@journalsentinel.com Last Updated: Oct. 11, 2003 Washington - With its first campaign endorsement last week, a fledgling group of Wisconsin manufacturers made a statement about the politics of job loss in the industrial Midwest. Known as Save American Manufacturing Now, the small-business coalition endorsed Senate Democrat Russ Feingold, whose voting score last year from the nation's best-known business lobby - the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - was a paltry 20%. Why Feingold? Simple. The two-term Middleton senator has repeatedly opposed the big trade pacts of the last decade, from...
  • Factory Orders Down, Home Sales Up

    10/25/2002 7:24:10 PM PDT · by Red Jones · 10 replies · 210+ views
    Exite News ^ | October 25, 2002 | Martin Crutsinger
    Factory Orders Down, Home Sales Rise Oct 25, 12:42 PM (ET) By MARTIN CRUTSINGER (AP) Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket durable goods plunged 5.9 percent in September, the biggest... Full Image WASHINGTON (AP) - Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket durable goods plunged 5.9 percent in September, the biggest decline in 10 months, the government reported Friday, providing further evidence that the economy is struggling to mount a sustainable recovery from last year's recession. The Commerce Department said that the drop in demand for durable goods, manufactured products expected to last three or more years, was the third decline...