Charting The Future of American Manufacturing

Scott Paul

Scott Paul Director, AAM

America has a very manufacturing-friendly president in the White House – at least rhetorically. But while we can’t tweet our way out of this, there are people looking at the future of manufacturing very closely.

A couple of them gathered at the City Club of Cleveland on Friday afternoon to talk about it. A panel, including Alliance for American Manufacturing Scott Paul, discussed workforce training, the rise of automation, and the culpability of trade policy in the manufacturing sector’s tumultuous recent history.

Want to catch an interesting discussion on what’s facing American manufacturing as the work week winds down? Watch the whole thing right here:


Reposted from AAM

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California Protects Precariat Workers

From the AFL-CIO

In a historic win for California’s workers, the California Legislature approved a bill Sept. 13 that makes the misclassification of employees as independent contractors more difficult.

Sponsored by the California Labor Federation, Assembly Bill 5 codifies and expands on a 2018 California Supreme Court decision.

The bill also will help curb the rampant exploitation of workers by unscrupulous employers and give California’s working people the basic rights and protections we all deserve. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the bill into law.

 “The time is up for unscrupulous employers who claim their workers are ‘independent’ in order to cut corners on costs,”  California Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez said about A.B. 5


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