AAM Field Coordinators discuss manufacturing issues in the states
Close followers of Manufacture This probably read their fair share of stories about the Alliance for American Manfuacturing's (AAM) town hall meetings in Alabama last week.
However, our team in Alabama was not the only AAM group spreading the good manufacturing word across the country.
Here are two more dispatches from our field coordinators elsewhere.
Rachel Bennett Steury sent in this report from Atlanta, GA, where she's attending the AFL-CIO Worker's Voice Conference along with fellow coordinator Mark Musho, and AAM Vice President for State Government Affairs, Brian Lombardozzi:
The AAM team spent time discussing the importance of manufacturing to our nation’s economic growth. Leaders from across the country shared success stories and best practices to support working families and ensure a bright future. Lombardozzi shared analysis with participants on the economic impact that strong domestic preference laws have in our states.Our manufacturing sector and our local economies will thrive when we maximize the amount of domestic content used in our infrastructure projects. Polling conducted for AAM found that 89 percent of likely general election voters, across party lines, support Buy America laws. AAM was pleased to be a part of the Workers Voice Conference to help “Keep it Made in America”.
AAM Field Coordinator Mike Mitchell, provided this report from an event in Indiana:
The Institute for Career Development (ICD), a joint initiative featuring labor and businesses working together to provide educational services to steelworkers, hosted its annual educational fair on August 7th in Burns Harbor, IN. ICD emphasizes teaching portable skills that workers can use in their existing careers or beyond the steel mills. AAM shared information on ways to strengthen the U.S. manufacturing industry, including investing in our infrastructure and using domestic materials; passing more Buy America legislation at the state level; and passing HR1276 in Washington to stop international competitors like China from manipulating their currency.
We'll post more updates from around the United States as we receive them!
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