As the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) has pointed out, America's auto parts sector is a key pillar of U.S. industry. Unfortunately, more than 400,000 jobs in the U.S. auto supply chain have been lost since 2000. One major problem is China's persistent violations of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, and another 1.6 million U.S. jobs are at risk unless China's illegal trading practices are curtailed.
In the wake of the recent Bangladesh garment factory disaster, where more than 1,000 workers died, Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul was interviewed on The Leslie Marshall Radio Show last night.
Paul said that the Bangladesh factory collapse is tragic, and points to the question of why Americans are buying from overseas producers who utilize poor working conditions.
Bloomberg: The U.S. and South Korea are hoping North Korea will recognize the need for peace on the peninsula in due time.
Bloomberg B.W.: America is in need of a strong World Trade orginization due to two key long-term trends in U.S. trade.
Talk about hitting the nail on the head.
Rep. Randy Forbes, co-chairman of the Congressional China Caucus, says Washington is burying its head in the sand when it comes to the aspirations of the Chinese government.
CBS: Reports show that manufacturing output in the U.S. had its largest decline in six months in April.
National Journal: The U.S. needs to keep a strong influence over foreign nuclear operations.
Last week the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) told you about a new study prepared by Brigadier General John Adams (U.S. Army, Retired). The report finds urgent action is needed to reduce the U.S. military’s dangerous dependence on foreign suppliers for the raw materials, parts, and finished products needed to defend America.
The report is lengthy, and we at ManufactureThis don't presume all of you have read it already, so we wanted to highlight five reasons you should be concerned about the findings.
At ManufactureThis, we talk a lot about the 500,000 manufacturing jobs created since 2010. It’s a nice number to cite. But have you wondered where in the U.S. those jobs are sprouting up?
Forbes Magazine took a crack at that question. In a story published on its website, it lists the top ten “manufacturing boomtowns” in America.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Here's a brief opinion piece from Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Media Director Steven Capozzola.
Washington Post: Part of Cambodian factory producing shoes for sale in U.S. collapses.
Bloomberg: China believes its economy is being hurt by weak yen.