Industrial evolution!

A foreseeable tragedy?

As United States labor wages have increased over the last quarter century, domestic manufacturers have kept their production expenses competitive with globally available products and services by...

  • Reducing labor;
  • Mechanizing to reduce labor needs;
  • Exporting production jobs overseas to lower labor costs; and
  • Employing foreign workers (legally & Illegally) at below market rates;

In addition, with the evolution of a more service-based US economy, service providers have concurrently realized an increased demand for lower cost to remain competitive, ushering in a new wave of outsourcing to professionals from or employed by overseas contractors and “lowest cost” domestic services providers that sometimes include foreign labor.

Impacts of these labor-cost-reduction initiatives are best illustrated by job losses during the US recession (2009-2014) when high-paying jobs evaporated and were either never refilled or later staffed with outsourced labor. Job market competition at all lower levels consequently increased as head-of-households, seasoned executives, foreigners and new job seekers entered the market seeking the same jobs.

A4W, therefore, favors State & Federal public policy to support minorities, veterans, handicapped and younger American citizens who’ve been most severely impacted by these developments and who, without relief, are forced onto a path to poverty. Specifically…

  • Tax incentives that encourage & reward domestic manufacturing;
  • Strategic public support of innovative product & service development;
  • Standards-based or Market-sensitive vs. “minimum pay” requirements; and
  • Smart public support of high-demand, American exports to global markets.