Friday, July 20, 2007

We feel your pain -- but not too much

As Norm Matloff says, the depression of salaries shows there is no shortage of technical workers as the industry shills claim there is -- it is all just a sham. Here the collaborators in the sham admit so much for all to see. Does their arrogance mean that they don't fear any repercussion? Have things gone that far? Or is confession good for the soul even for these shameless destroyers?


"The cover article in the current issue of the Council on Foreign Relations magazine Foreign Affairs asserts globalism has harmed even well-educated workers in the U.S., creating a gap between the "haves" and "have-nots" greater than any time since the 1920s.


Scheve and Slaughter argue that under the globalization policies pursued by the Bush administration from 2000 to 2005, "Even college graduates and workers with nonprofessional master's degrees saw their mean real money earnings decline."
They conclude average earnings for 96.6 percent of all U.S. workers fell between 2000 and 2005, due largely to globalism."

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Let Them Be Bathed

This is a press release from Elaine Chao, our illustrious Secretary of Labor. Its a public showing of contempt for resident workers. Long ago, this would have gotten someone run out of office. Of course, long ago, this would not have been merely passed off to the public - a real reporter would have been all over this. See what you think...

New York, June 28 – Foreign workers may be taking over jobs in the U.S. — not because they’re willing to work for less, but because they have better workplace skills and discipline. According to this Sunday’s Intelligence Report column in PARADE magazine, that’s the message Labor Secretary Elaine Chao hears from U.S. executives who are worried about America’s competitive edge. While job losses have been relatively low thus far — one study estimates that only 280,000 jobs out of 115 million in the service industry are outsourced each year – that could change. U.S. employers say that many workers abroad simply have a better attitude toward work. “ American employees must be punctual, dress appropriately and have good personal hygiene,” says Chao. “They need anger-management and conflict-resolution skills, and they have to be able to accept direction. Too many young people bristle when a supervisor asks them to do something.”

As for our economic future, Chao notes that most of the fastest growing fields today require advanced skills and are “very high or high wage.” To learn what jobs are hot and how you can get retrained in the changing economy, go to