THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IS UNDER ATTACK

– Manufacturing jobs support strong, middle-class families

– A Manufacturing Industry ensures America’s independence

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WHY AMERICA MANUFACTURES ABROAD

ACCESS TO SWEATSHOP LABOR more

CIRCUMVENTION OF USA ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS

MANUFACTURING IN THE USA IS THE SOLUTION

Minority Employment

– The Great Migration was the exodus of 6 million African Americans out of Southern United States to the North and occurred specifically because of job opportunities created by the manufacturing sector more

– Trade Deals like NAFTA and the TPP that enable the off-shoring of low skilled labor disproportionately affect minority communitites

– “A look at how Industrial Flight Led to the Decline of Black Communities” more

– African-American auto-industry workers should be outraged that NAFTA enabled their employers to easily send their jobs to Mexico more

– In Mexico the average auto-industry worker makes $2.25 an hour more

Martha Bryant and Eulalie Hampden operating a bolt cutting machine, 1943. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer. Library of Congress

 

 

 

Environment / Pollution

– America is Top 5 for Environmental Democracy more

– “The increasing stingency of environmental regulation accounts for much of the 1990-2008 decrease in pollution emmissions from U.S. Manufacturing.” more

– Cargo ships burn cheap, poisonous Bunker fuel

– One cargo ship can pollute as much as 50 million cars more

 

MANUFACTURE LOCAL™ to reduce Pollution

National Security

– “A Surprising Level of Foreign Dependence on Competitor Nations Exist” more

– “A healthy defense industrial base is a critical element of U.S. power” more

– “Powerful Enemies must be Out-Fought and Out-Produced” FDR Dec. 1941

– Manufacturing is the Foundation of “Great Power”

Women Aerospace Workers Review Factory Blueprints – 1940’s

Women working in the welding department
Lincoln Motor Company WW1

“Rosie the Riveters” polish the nose cones for A-20 bomber
 aircraft at Douglas Aircraft factory 1942, Long Beach

WOMEN WORKED TO
WIN THE WARS

THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY ELEVATED WOMEN INTO THE WORKPLACE

THUS CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

TO BREAK THROUGH THE GLASS CEILING 

College Debt

– Record College Debt Threatens Economy more

– “Manufacturing occupations are available for people at all education levels, from less than a high school diploma” more

– “Manufacturing goes to high school to find future workers.” more

– Learn a Skill, Go to Technical School, Avoid $250K in Student Debt.

SOLUTION – MANUFACTURE LOCAL™

Strong Economy, Middle Class
and Small Business

– “Manufacturing is the most important cause of economic growth” more

– Global Trade is based on Manufactured Goods, NOT Services

– 98% of manufacturing companies are Small Business and 75% have fewer than 20 employees more

– 1/4 of American workers make less than $10 per hour, but the average annual salary in the Manufacturing Industry is $81,000. more

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