Opinion\ Declining U.S. Job Quality for People of Color

By Dan DiMicco and Jeff Ferry \ June 2021 \ The Hill As former manufacturing executives, we have seen firsthand how high-quality jobs in our industry benefit Americans from all backgrounds. We also know that the quality of jobs created – not just the quantity – matters. The troubling results of our organization’s new economic study show why. In recent…

CPA Submits Letter on African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Country Eligibility

Jeremy Streatfeild, Director, Office of African Affairs Office of the United States Trade Representative Edward Gresser, Chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee, Office of the United States Trade Representative June 23, 2021 Re: Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, Docket USTR-2021-0009 Dear Messrs. Streatfeild and Gresser,…

Coalition Conversations with Industry Reimagined\ S2E3

Doug Berger of Industry Reimagined 2030 joins Ken Rapoza in Coalition Conversations. Join us as they talk about shifting the national narrative of US industry from a prevailing view of ‘inevitable decline’ to one of ‘vibrant opportunity.’ They discuss industry driven approaches aimed at reaching mainstream companies becoming import competitive, localizing supply chains and reducing…

Amazon and other retailers oppose measure to require country-of-origin labeling for goods sold online

The proposal has bipartisan support in China-related legislation moving through the Senate By  Jeanne Whalen and Abha Bhattarai May 27, 2021 Amazon and other retailers are opposing a bipartisan measure that would require online sellers to clearly state where their products are made, a rule proponents say could help consumers seeking U.S.-made goods. The measure, backed…

Quantifying Job Quality for U.S., Black, Hispanic, and Asian American Workers

CPA’s Job Quality Index reveals that Black Americans and Hispanic Americans suffer from far worse job quality than the total workforce, as measured by the weekly wages of all U.S. production and nonsupervisory employees. These disparities are due to the decline of high quality jobs such as those in the manufacturing sector and the rise…