job loss

By Harry Kelber | LaborTalk | July 16, 2012

In the past decade, 50,000 manufacturing sites in the United States closed their doors and 6 million Americans lost their jobs. Why? Because U.S. companies were outsourcing those jobs to low-wage countries that also offered them tax breaks and freedom from "labor trouble."

Since the 1990s, our government has given profiteering companies a free hand to outsource and outshore hundreds of thousands of good-paying American jobs. It has even encouraged the practice of outsourcing by treaties like the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) since the early 1990s.

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