The Voters Message Manufacturing a Solution

No doubt voters sent a message last Tuesday. Deciphering it correctly is crucial. Republican cryptographers interpreted the election results that gave the GOP control of one house of Congress as […]
Leo Gerard
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Jobs Its BOLD PLAN Time

Today’s jobs report showed that the economy added 151,000 jobs in October, the biggest rise since May. The 159,000 increase in private sector employment was the second-largest monthly rise of […]

Congress Tackles Clean Energy Tax Incentives

Scott Boos at the Alliance for American Manufacturing has published an analysis of Congressional efforts to boost domestic clean energy technology and producton… Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Committee […]
Steven Capozzola
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Clean Energy Manufacturing Jobs & Earth Day 40th Anniversary

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, groups representing workers, industry, and environmental groups will be lobbying Senate offices, urging members to support policies that ensure […]
Steven Capozzola
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the truth of the unemployment

When will we learn that outsourcing to China proves hazardous to our health?… The Miley Cyrus line of bracelets and necklaces contain toxic levels of cadmium. As the Associated Press […]
Steven Capozzola
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Erie PA Town Hall Tonite

I’ll be in Erie, PA to cover a “Keep It Made In America” Town Hall this evening. If you are in the Erie, PA area, tonight’s event will be at […]

Making Sense Making It In America

Editor’s Note: We’re publishing a series of “Making Sense” fact sheets on key economic issues to help you win the debate on the core issues facing middle-class families. Each fact […]

No Fluke Republicans Support Off-Shoring Jobs

Like the clear results on a pH test strip, the vote in the U.S. Senate this week on the Creating American Jobs and Ending Off-Shoring Act showed Republicans’ true color: […]
Leo Gerard
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Obama’s Export Goal How We Can Make it

Yesterday I attended a conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing in Washington DC. It included a variety of organizations with interests in trade, from the US Business and Industry […]
Eric Lotke
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Welcome Home Tire Jobs

Today the US Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk filed two complaints with the World Trade Organization (WTO). The first alleges that China is keeping American credit and debit card companies […]

Appeasing China on Currency Will Doom Our Economy

Congress may be poised to pass legislation to penalize China unless its government plays by agreed-upon rules of international trade and stops manipulating its exchange rate. This currency manipulation, which […]
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China Currency Battle Heating Up

Since China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) our country’s balance of trade has gotten worse and worse and we have lost jobs and jobs (and money and money). Between […]

On Labor Day Work to Save the Middle Class

This Labor Day feels gloomy. It’s a celebration of work when there is not enough of it, a day off when too many desperately seek a day on. America has […]
Leo Gerard
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Trade Enforcement Works Thank You Mr President

Nearly one year ago, President Obama invoked a trade law known as “421” for the first and only time in the decade the law has been in effect and imposed […]
Steven Capozzola
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Our Growth Is Outsourced, Like Our Jobs

In the news today, a familiar story: imports increased, exports declined. About $50 billion in one month alone. The trade gap isn’t just costing jobs, it’s a significant factor in […]

Save American Manufacturing

The following was originally published by Politico. These days, Republicans can’t suppress the gloat. The “Party of No,” leading in most polls, is said to be on the verge of […]
Robert Borosage
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Trade Deficit Inaction Assures A Jobless Non-Recovery

The Commerce Department on Wednesday is expected to release new international trade figures that will underscore how critical it is that Congress and the White House move forward with an […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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What’s Green, White and Blue? American Jobs

Red, as in furiously red, defined the day last fall when a consortium of companies announced it wanted $450 million in U.S. stimulus money to build a wind farm in […]
Leo Gerard
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Manufacturing Strategy Idea Gets A Boost

Over the weekend I wrote about Speaker Pelosi talking at Netroots Nation about the upcoming “Making It In America” initiative that the Congress will be taking up after the summer […]

We are No. 2; We are No. 2!

For 110 years America has reigned as the world’s number one manufacturing nation. Next year, China is expected to wrest that title from the United States. Last year, the U.S. […]
Leo Gerard
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The Grip of the Old Economy

President Obama touted his National Export Initiative this week, boasting that in the first quarter of this year, exports were up 17% from a year ago. Increased exports abroad generate […]
Robert Borosage
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