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Outsourcing to China

Was Romney Right About Jeep?

AP | By DAVID RUNK | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler's Jeep brand is in talks to build some of its vehicles in China for that market as the automaker looks to build on growing i...

The ONE Video You Need to See Before You Vote

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Parisian

In the words of Sensata worker Dot Turner, who worked hard at the same job for 43 years and yet will likely spend Election Day filing for unemployment for the first time: "It's going take all of us as Americans to stand up and say, 'No more.'"

Dave Jamieson

Workers Losing Jobs Plead With Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Six people were arrested Wednesday morning at a north central Illinois plant run by Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies, where 170 workers are set...

My Pain Is Mitt Romney's Gain: My Story as a Sensata Worker

Tom Gaulrapp | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Tom Gaulrapp

On Monday, November 5th Bain Capital is outsourcing my job to China. On Tuesday, November 6th I'm casting my vote against Mitt Romney.

Ryan Grim

Romney Enjoys Tax Break Off Bain-Owned Outsourcer

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sensata Technologies is a healthy manufacturing company that employs nearly 200 workers at a factory in northern Illinois. The company h...

U.S.-China Trade Deficit Cost More Than 2.1 Million Manufacturing Jobs

Michele Nash-Hoff | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business
Michele Nash-Hoff

The growing U.S. trade deficit with China has displaced millions of jobs in the United States and contributed heavily to the crisis in U.S. manufacturing employment.

As Cheap Chinese Labor Gets More Expensive, Companies Consider Moving Elsewhere

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2012 | Business

By Lucy Hornby and Don Durfee BEIJING, March 26 (Reuters) - U.S. lawnmower manufacturer Briggs & Stratton is used to worrying abou...

Free Trade or Democracy, Can't Have Both

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

When we allow companies to just import stuff that is made by exploited workers in countries where people do not have a say, we are granting not-having-a-say an advantage over having a say. We make democracy a competitive disadvantage.

Hell Is Cheaper: China, Apple and the Economics of Horror

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Here's how the economics of outsourcing -- the economics of horror -- works: companies like Apple that ignore reports of fraud and danger against employees make it impossible for honest, conscientious suppliers to survive.

President Obama: "Final Assembly Required" Spurs Middle Class Jobs Faster Than "Made in America"

Jigar Shah | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

While I commend the president for pushing us to drive an economy that is built to last, I think in our global economy, stamped "Made in America" is not the only goal when it comes to building the things that give us pride.

Multinational Toy Mogul Resists Outsourcing

Curtis Ellis | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business
Curtis Ellis

In this exclusive interview, the CEO of the largest multinational toy distributor says his world famous workshop will never outsource a single job. The American Jobs Alliance asked Mr. Claus why he doesn't outsource.

Made in America?

Tom Silva | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business
Tom Silva

It seems clear that three decades after offshoring emerged as the best way for Corporate America to lower its break even cost of doing business, we are now seeing a reverse migration.

How Congress Let China Take US Jobs

Joe_Green | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
Joe_Green

Congress sat idle in Washington as China lured U.S. manufacturers to their mainland, stole our discoveries and inventions, and trained their students in America's elite universities.

China Reports Rapid Increase In Tax Revenues Amid Debt Concerns

Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Kevin Yao) - China's tax revenues in the first half of the year surged 29.6 percent from a year earlier to 5 trillion yuan ($773 billion)...

Why Johnny Can't Program

Douglas Rushkoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Douglas Rushkoff

Ask any kid what Facebook is for and he'll tell you it's there to help him make friends. What else could he think? It's how he *does* make friends. He...

Jobs, Trade, and Mercantilism - Part II - Dealing With Reality

Ralph Gomory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ralph Gomory

We do not live in a world of textbook free trade. We live in a world where our trading partner China has chosen mercantilism and is using the full powers of its government to advance its industries in ways that destroy ours.

Jobs, Trade, and Mercantilism - Part I - Facing Reality

Ralph Gomory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ralph Gomory

The future of our country is endangered by massive trade deficits that are destroying industries and destroying jobs. Yet balancing trade is not on our government's agenda.

IBM Trifecta: Files For Offshoring Patent, Offshores Jobs, Applies for Stimulus Funds

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dawn Teo

IBM is currently seeking $30 billion in stimulus money to create 1 million jobs. CEO Sam Palmisano even met with Obama at the White House to discuss I...