Local Manufacturing: Not Too Much to Ask

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Re: Sustain local manufacturing
The Source   1/4/2013 10:28:01 AM
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Bolaji,

As high-tech companies expand their U.S. manufacturing facilities the focus should be on developing products that can compete in the marketplace. If companies are successful in generating more revenues then the workers are in a stronger position to request higher hourly wages. With regard to executives, we've seen many of them receive exorbitant pay and sign-on bonuses, stay for a period of time and leave with severance pay that makes them far wealthier than when they began the job. In the meantime, these executive leave the company in a much worse financial position. Leo Apotheker, former CEO at HP comes to mind.  It's not fair, and it's not right.

Here's an article that looks at the Apotheker story.

http://money.cnn.com/2011/09/22/technology/hp_leo_apotheker_severance/index.htm

Thanks for your comments. 

Nicole

 

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Re: Sustain local manufacturing
Bolaji Ojo   1/2/2013 4:20:50 PM
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I agree employees shouldn't insist on "high hourly wages,"etc. Executives should also decline any efforts to pay them millions in compensation. They'll also be applauded if they reject golden parachutes, sign-on bonus and the like.

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Re: CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY TO COUNTRY
The Source   1/2/2013 1:04:46 PM
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Dear Harry,

Let's hope that this year the high-tech industry will further demonstrate that they see the U.S. as an even more attractive place to invest their money.  Hopefully, the high-tech industry will establish manufacturing facilities in locations that they believe will benefit their overall business strategy.

Also, thanks for the link to the Reshoring Initiative website.

Happy New Year!

Nicole  


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Re: Sustain local manufacturing
The Source   1/2/2013 12:53:46 PM
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_hm,

First, Happy New Year.  Now let me say one thing regarding your comments.  As the U.S. prepares for more high-tech manufacturing jobs, you said the workers "should not insist on unions and very high hourly [wage rates]."  Always remember that unions brought us the eight-hour work day, fought to end child labor of the kind that has recently been reported at Foxconn.  Unions have also consistently worked to establish higher wages, fought for paid benefits such as health care coverage, workers compensation and holiday pay, and helped to establish better working conditions overall for workers worldwide. With the number of manufacturing jobs expected to increase in the U.S. this year, I'm hoping that workers will be provided with the wages, benefits and working conditions that they deserve.

Thanks for your comments.

Nicole

 

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CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY TO COUNTRY
Harry Moser   1/1/2013 3:24:00 PM
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Nicole, good article!  

Two points:

1.  On the subject of corparate responsibility to country, I will be taking the "in favor" side on that subject in a debate in The Economist. Please email suggestions and article llinks to harry.moser@reshorenow.org by Jan. 10.

2. Try our website www.reshorenow.org for the tools to use to convince companies to reshore.

Best!

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hash.era   12/19/2012 5:27:02 AM
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This opens the market for local industries and I see this as a plus point. It has both the sides like other businesses but can get the balance loaded in to the side which favors you by adding more value towards it. For that you do need government support and funding mostly.

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FLYINGSCOT   12/19/2012 4:48:30 AM
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There is an obvious backlash against offshoring as we all are in difficult financial straits at the moment.  When the markets pick up again and people have more disposable income the large corps will continue to chase offshoring as a means of reducing costs and maximizing shareholder returms.  Take the shareholders out of the equation and the outlook could be a lot different.

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Sustain local manufacturing
_hm   12/18/2012 8:21:27 PM
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It is also responsibility of workers in manufacturing sector to sustain these new jobs. They should not insists on unions and very high hourly rate. They must create culture of ultra high productivity and after that ask for bonus proportaional to profit. I wish more local manufacturing returns and provides high quality products.

 



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