Since 2000, corporations have shipped more than 525,000 white-collar jobs overseas, and many estimates report that up to 14 million middle-class jobs will have been exported out of America by the year 2010.
Many high-tech jobs are and have been lost as corporations look for low-wage workers in countries such as India and China.
Meanwhile, the jobs being created in the United States through NAFTA, are generally low-wage paying jobs that do not offer health coverage or ensure any type of retirement security. Statitics show that almost one-quarter of U.S. workers are in jobs that pay less than $8.85 per hour, keeping them in the poverty range. Sixty percent of these workers are women.
Since its conception in 1993, NAFTA has resulted in the loss of million of jobs for U.S. workers. Although U.S. domestic exports to its NAFTA partners have increased, NAFTA has led to job losses in all 50 states. We will be taking a hard look at NAFTA and its future effects on the U.S. trucking industry on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” – Sunday, May 3rd at 4 PM EST.
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