IAM Director of Trade and Globalization, Owen Herrnstadt, renewed the IAM’s call for a national manufacturing strategy this week before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.
“U.S. manufacturing serves as the bedrock for our nation’s economy,” said Herrnstadt. “In spite the importance of manufacturing to our nation’s economy, the sector is in serious trouble, with nearly 6 million manufacturing jobs lost since 1999.”
“The changes we are witnessing in the sector are structural and retaining a robust manufacturing industry and the good jobs that go with it requires a direct and structural response from Congress,” said Herrnstadt.