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  •  11. Domestic outsourcing. (16+ / 0-)

    Domestic outsourcing is on the rise across key U.S. industries: Contracting out is becoming increasingly common in many of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing industries, including construction, day labor, janitorial and building services, home health care, warehousing and retail, agriculture, poultry and meat processing, high-tech, delivery, trucking, home-based work, and the public sectors. Even hotels have begun to outsource traditional functions, including cleaning services. Often relying on the use of temporary and staffing agencies, outsourcing in these industries has also resulted in comparatively lower wages for work similar to the jobs previously performed in-house.

    "The human eye is a wonderful device. With a little effort, it can fail to see even the most glaring injustice." Richard K. Morgan

    by sceptical observer on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 08:51:00 PM PDT

    •  Please diary this if you get time! (6+ / 0-)

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      by divineorder on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 09:34:42 PM PDT

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    •  Tree trade zones, deindustrialization of America.. (7+ / 0-)

      ...Detroit being a recent example of the destruction here at home with low wage unregulated  (no workers rights or safety - OSHA eg.)'Maquiladeros' in FTZ's taking place

      I'm thinking it's the 21st century version of colonialism - of sorts.

      And that is a very good issue for a Diary as divineorder has suggested - imo

      Bernie Sanders: Detroit may be a template..
      ..used to shed workers pensions and privatize public assets for pennies on the dollar to private interests

      Bernie Sanders:
      “It’s not only the road to privatization. I’ll tell you what else it is Ed. If in Detroit, as a result of the bankruptcy process you see massive cuts in the pensions that workers there worked for, were promised,; If you think that other cities and other states throughout this country will not be saying: ‘hey .. see that?..see what Detroit did?..We can also make massive cuts in the pensions that we promised out workers . Another attack on the workers of this country.

      Furthermore I think what you’re seeing in Detroit is the result of horrendous trade policies that have gone on for decades which have resulted in the shutdown of tens of thousands of factories in America..”

      Bernie Sanders  begins @ minute 3:34 – (short commercial – sorry)
      Transcript @ link:

      De-industrialization of America and the loss of good paying  jobs with pensions for a secure retirement.
      Maquiladeros : the “Millers Portion”


      A maquiladora (Spanish pronunciation: or maquila (IPA: is the Mexican name for manufacturing operations in a  free trade zone (FTZ), where factories import material and equipment on a  duty-free and  tariff-free basis for assembly, processing, or manufacturing and then export the assembled, processed and/or manufactured products, sometimes back to the raw materials' country of origin.
      Off-shoring that hurts all workers globally. So when republicans say "free trade" what they really mean is literally getting workers to work for as close to - for free - as possible.  And avoid paying taxes .

      "creative destruction" - republican style

      So Rick Snyder’s plan is no accident that just happened and was always inevitable, as he said this weekend on one of the MSM shows.  

      Plus all this following the emergency manager takeover of democracy. The right wing rural population that surrounds the more Democratic urban locations, along with ALEC give Snyder his marching orders it sure looks like to me.

      P.S. Bankruptcy is being challenged

      Sorry that this is a repeat comment@ Daily Kos Open Thread for Nightowls, but it seems to fit right in with Domestic out-sourcing

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