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Trumping The WTO

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.06.2017 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

This month is the one-year anniversary of Alcoa closing the largest aluminum smelter in the United States – the Warrick in Indiana. More than 325 w...

6 Reasons Trump Is Too Weak To Save American Jobs

Les Leopold | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics
Les Leopold

Rexnord of Indiana is moving to Mexico and rather viciously firing all of its 300 workers. This is happening all over our country. No more!— Donald ...

Lost In The Fifties, Middle America Needs STEM Education & Infrastructure

Paula Golden | Posted 12.23.2016 | Education
Paula Golden

At a post-mortem forum on the 2016 U.S. election, Mexico's former president Vicente Fox had choice words for those who elected Donald Trump. Yearning ...

In Manufacturing, Closing A Skills Gap Requires Fixing An Image Problem

Vicki Holt | Posted 12.21.2016 | Technology
Vicki Holt

Manufacturers across the U.S. are all too familiar with the challenge of finding the skilled workers they need.

Paul Ryan Just Undercut American Manufacturing. Will Donald Trump Do Anything About It?

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.19.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Virtually every time President-elect Donald Trump performs in cities across America on his thank you tour, he mentions, to grand applause, his prefere...

Trump In Action

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 12.05.2016 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Making Manufacturing A Priority - by Jerry Jasinowski President-elect Trump is taking it from all sides about his intervention with Carri...

Top five reasons I'm thankful to advocate for wind energy

Tom Kiernan | Posted 11.22.2016 | Business
Tom Kiernan

This holiday season I'm thankful that through my work leading this homegrown industry, I constantly meet communities and people whose lives have been ...

If Trump Doesn't Deliver, Religion Will Take A Big Hit

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.21.2016 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Industrial Robots:Where Have All the Humans Gone? Religion played a mighty role in pushing Donald Trump over the top and into ...

The Mere Prospect Of A President Trump Has Fixed Two Big Issues

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump is still 65 days away from taking the presidential oath of office, but he can already point to key victories on signature ...

Dear President Elect Trump

David Kanegis | Posted 11.09.2016 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Dear President Elect Trump, Imagine my surprise late in 1989 when I received a phone call from an old banking client of mine. "Dave" I'm working for ...

Hillary Clinton: The Caricatured Experienced Politician

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

She is not going to move the voters with her oratory skills, or by making promises that everyone already predicts. She needs to narrow her communication gap with the voters by dispensing with the guarded persona that muddles her message--even though the content in her message is far more defined, corporeal, and nuanced than her opponent's rather murky "plans" (declarations only, no details).

U.S. Manufacturing, Alexander Hamilton, and the Presidential Election

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

In addition to giving rise to a great Broadway hip-hop play, Alexander Hamilton was the founding father of the U.S. pro-manufacturing movement. In 1791, he wrote a report to the Congress extolling the virtues of U.S. manufacturing.

In Response To The First Presidential Debate: The Silicon Valley Buzz On Manufacturing

Michael Mamas | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Michael Mamas

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spent time discussing the loss of American manufacturing jobs in last night's presidential debate. In a recent trip to the San Francisco Bay area, I met with some Silicon Valley professionals.

New Solutions to Real Unemployment - A New Sense of Commerce and Government

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Authored by: Leo Hindery, Jr. Americans are relentlessly optimistic. We all want to believe that our country is, in the words of our Founders, a "ci...

Navigating Welfare Reform, Poverty is Tricky Business

Byron Williams | Posted 08.28.2016 | Impact
Byron Williams

Welfare reform, perhaps the signature legislation of Bill Clinton's presidency, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The use of the word "celebra...

Why My Coworkers And I Decided To Unionize

Veronica Laster | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Veronica Laster

Today, one out of every four manufacturing workers in Ohio is paid less than $12.43 an hour. And as a result, nearly one-in-four manufacturing workers in the state now relies on public assistance programs.

Is the Future of Manufacturing Local?

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

American manufacturing is seeing a growing resurgence. While some retail companies like American Apparel have long produced products on U.S. soil, a new breed of companies are seeking to take advantage of American ingenuity and manufacturing prowess to produce high quality products locally.

The Story That Manufacturing Job Statistics Won't Tell You

Vicki Holt | Posted 07.13.2016 | Technology
Vicki Holt

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases its monthly manufacturing job numbers, most people following the markets pay attention. Why? Becaus...

Manufacturing's Next Act

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

The global manufacturing industry is always changing, and today, that very simple truth has given the United States an unprecedented opportunity to reclaim global leadership in manufacturing for the remainder of the 21st century.

While Automation Continues to Drive Manufacturing, Human Elements will Reign Supreme

Vicki Holt | Posted 04.12.2016 | Technology
Vicki Holt

It's no secret that robotics help manufacturers drive efficiency, productivity and quality, particularly for large volume operations. In fact, in the ...

'Middle-class' Manufacturing Jobs Pay Fast-food Wages

Renee Fenderson | Posted 02.24.2017 | Business
Renee Fenderson

With thousands of jobs being added in the past few years, people everywhere are praising the industry for rebuilding our economy and the middle class. But as those of us who work at auto plants know, that's not the full story.

The Economic Weakness Right Under Our Nose

Scott Paul | Posted 12.14.2016 | Business
Scott Paul

More than two million net new jobs have been created this year in America, a not too shabby number. Not a single one of them, though, is in manufacturing. That's terrible news, not only for people who want to work in factories, but for the wider economy.

Fast-Food Workers' Fight for 15 Is My Fight Too

Letasha Irby | Posted 11.10.2016 | Business
Letasha Irby

On Tuesday, I'll be joining fast-food workers and other underpaid workers all across the country to demand higher wages and a voice on the job. We have a common fight, and when we stick together, we can win.

Helpful Public Policy Would Make It a Great Manufacturing Day

Scott Paul | Posted 10.02.2016 | Politics
Scott Paul

I'm happy to be celebrating manufacturing and Made in America. Heck, I do it every day. But I must admit: I get a bit aggravated by politicians who readily treat factory workers and their hardhats as political props but fail to deliver on public policies.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution -- It's Here

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 09.25.2016 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

October 2 is Manufacturing Day, and the upcoming event is not merely some quaint memorable nod to the past.