Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Surprise

China is exporting tires to the U.S. and displacing the U.S. tire manufacturers. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/07/AR2009090702260.html?hpid=topnews Just as they did with the textile industry, China is replacing another American industry. Sadly in the the WaPo article, one displaced worker, previously displaced from a textile plant as well, training for a new profession in welding observes: '"Welding is not something they could import very easily," he said.'

What little does poor Mark Burns know. They are coming for you as well. Welders are skilled labor and companies want to replace you as well. They may not be able to import welds, but they can import welders, usually illegally. http://www.wdsu.com/news/15554345/detail.html and http://www.thaicdchome.org/cms/assets/Uploads/human-trafficking/Trafficking-Case-Ends-For-48-Thai-Welders.pdf and http://www.eeoc.gov/press/12-8-06.html

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