Jack Saturday

Monday, July 06, 2015

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1319-1321

300,000 American furniture-making jobs were offshored to Asia.
The globalization of low-skilled manufacturing is already a fait accompli, T.P.P. proponents have argued, and the furniture- and textile-making jobs that once made the Piedmont region of the mid-Atlantic hum are not coming back from China or Mexico.
As imports soared in the decade following 2001, American manufacturing sector jobs dropped by roughly a third. There are now more American workers on disability (8.9 million) than are working on assembly lines (8.6 million)
And among the displaced workers in southside Virginia who were retrained via Trade Adjustment Assistance funds — only about a third of trade-displaced workers in Virginia opt for federally funded retraining — most end up with lesser-paying service jobs, many of them part-time.
...the decisions that closed some 63,300 American factories between 2001 and 2012
Who’s Speaking Up for the American Worker?
JUNE 25, 2015
New York Times
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 I've learned that a love of work and a love of family, balanced so that one never injures the other, is only an illusion.
Nancy K. Austin, in Inc., April 1997

So, again, it's only as we open up that question and say not, "How do we find jobs for everybody?" but "How do we find purpose and meaning and rights to resources for everybody" — which is a completely different question.
Robert Theobald


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