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From Honda to Volvo: New U.S. auto transplant transcends tariffs - The Detroit News
Learning from successful Japanese and European manufacturers over four decades of expansion, Volvo’s Charleston plant is the 17th non-union transplant to embrace American-made production advantages: lower costs, expanded global capacity, massive supplier infrastructure and proximity to the richest auto consumers in the world.
south-carolina  organized-labor  right-to-work  labor-costs  cost-of-doing-business  business-climate  fdi-USA  volvo  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-439 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Front Line: Union Activity Showing Recent Spikes - Area Development
Although unions’ influence in the U.S. has diminished over the last four decades, they are still playing a key role in manufacturing and, more recently, the distribution sector.
area-development-features  frontline  labor  workforce  unions  right-to-work  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Unions Are Dead? Why Competition Is Paying Off For America's Best Workers - Forbes
Companies that don't invest in talent management will be left behind," predicts Zillow's Rascoff. This is not just HR gobbledygook, this is mission-critical work." A mission that defines America's new labor reality.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  labor  workforce  unions  right-to-work  economic-development 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
The New World of Right to Work - Area Development
When making the location decision, companies should be wary of using RTW status as a location requirement and instead dig deeper into regional and local union activity.
area-development-features  math  right-to-work  unions  workforce  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Why are companies moving to the Southeast? They want proximity to their customers, German consul says - The Greenville News
For two years, Detlev Ruenger, consul general of the Federal Republican of Germany, wondered why companies kept putting a footprint in the Southeast...Wages are lower in the Southeast, he said. The time difference is better for companies calling back to their native Germany compared to locations on the West Coast, and, in particular, South Carolina is a right-to-work state, though it can be a concern to some given Germany’s strong union presence, he said. 
BMW  regional-reports  south-atlantic  south-carolina  automotive-industry  fdi-USA  right-to-work  cost-of-doing-business  labor-costs  Around-the-web  this-week-386 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Wake up, Illinois. You're surrounded. - Chicago Tribune
To chants from union protesters, new Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed legislation Monday making Missouri the 28th right-to-work state in the nation. Republican House. Republican Senate. Republican governor. Done, done, done.
this-week-376  Around-the-web  Matt  illinois  midwest  missouri  right-to-work  unions  labor  workforce  site-selection  economic-development  jobs 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
‘Right-to-work’ movement claims victory in Missouri, eyes NH next - Fox News
Republican Governor Eric Greitens signed legislation on Monday making Missouri the latest “right-to-work” state, as the growing movement sets its sights next on New Hampshire, hoping to break into one of the labor unions’ last remaining strongholds.
this-week-376  Around-the-web  right-to-work  unions  workforce  labor  economic-development  missouri  midwest  manufacturing 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Ky. governor signs right to work law - TheHill
Kentucky is the 27th state in the country to adopt right-to-work legislation, and the last state in the South to pass such a law.
right-to-work  organized-labor  government-policy  kentucky  regional-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Nafta May Have Saved Many Autoworkers’ Jobs - The New York Times
The integration of production across countries with complementary labor forces — cheaper workers in Mexico to perform many basic tasks, with more highly paid and productive engineers and workers in the United States — turned out to play a central role in reviving the auto industry in North America.
NAFTA  automotive-industry  detroit  industry-clusters  mexico  business-globalization  politics  Around-the-web  this-week-348  right-to-work  organized-labor  south  south-atlantic 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Ford Plans $900 Million Investment At Chicago Assembly Plant, As Part of UAW Contract - Area Development
A tentative labor agreement between the Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers, which has to be ratified by plant workers, would generate a $900 million investment at the Chicago Assembly Plant on Torrence Avenue and create approximately 200 new jobs at the plant.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  automotive-industry  Ford  illinois  midwest  chicago  jobs  manufacturing  unions  right-to-work 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
The lies, damn lies, and statistics behind the boom in America’s right-to-work laws - Quartz
A bevy of “right-to-work” laws has been introduced in state legislatures across the United States this year. The legislation has generated intense debate and contention, making headlines across the country. What was most alarming about the parade of bills introduced this year, however, was how their proponents manipulated facts in order to propel them through state legislatures.
this-week-304  Around-the-web  right-to-work  labor  labor-costs  organized-labor  government-policy 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Wisconsin Assembly passes right-to-work on party line vote - Chicago Tribune
Wisconsin lawmakers voted along party lines Friday to make their state the 25th to enact right-to-work legislation, pushing a fast-tracked bill through the Assembly after an overnight debate and sending it on to Gov. Scott Walker for his promised signature.
right-to-work  wisconsin  government-policy  this-week-295  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
NKY Forges Ahead on Right-to-Work - Cincinnati Enquirer
The leaders of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties know their next big move is headed for a court challenge – and they're OK with that.
around-the-web  this-week-295  matt  right-to-work  kentucky  south  labor 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
As Wisconsin Debates Right-to-Work, Gov. Walker Looks Ahead to 2016 - The Takeaway
This week, Wisconsin state lawmakers began debating a right-to-work law, as thousands of union leaders and their supporters protested at the state capitol.
around-the-web  this-week-294  right-to-work  organized-labor  wisconsin  government-policy 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right to Work Law - INDYSTAR
The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Indiana's "right to work" law, reversing a Lake County ruling that found the law violated the state constitution.
this-week-283  around-the-web  matt  indiana  midwest  right-to-work  unions 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Americans Approve of Unions but Support "Right to Work" - Gallup
A slim majority of Americans, 53%, approve of labor unions, although approval remains on the low end of Gallup's nearly 80-year trend on this question. Approval has been as high as 75% in the 1950s. Currently, 38% disapprove of unions.
this-week-276  around-the-web  right-to-work  unions  surveys 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Much Ado About Not Much - Barberbiz
It is true that some manufacturers, even today, will give preference to a right-to-work state when considering new places corporate investment. But if I were advising them on a site search project, I would tell them that it is a new world and that the old no longer holds true.
right-to-work  organized-labor  labor  workforce-development  site-selection  this-week-261  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Machinists union opens North Charleston office to try to organize Boeing plant – The Post and Courier
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers is trying to rally workers in the 787 Dreamliner assembly plant to join the union in a right-to-work state
boeing  organized-labor  south-carolina  government-policy  right-to-work  this-week-254  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
VW Workers in Chattanooga Reject Auto Workers Union -
The United Auto Workers union suffered a crushing defeat Friday, falling short in an election in which it seemed to have a clear path to organizing workers at Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
this-week-250  around-the-web  matt  volkswagen  automotive-industry  chattanooga  tennessee  economic-development  unions  right-to-work 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Volkswagen Union Opposed By Tennessee Republican Officials - NPR
When it comes to union organizing at an auto plant, the tension is typically between the workers and the management. But not at Volkswagen in Tennessee. There, the United Auto Workers is attempting to finally unionize the automaker's first foreign-owned plant in the South. And so far, Republican officials are the ones trying to stand in the way.
workforce-development  economic-development-news  unions  automotive-industry  government-policy  around-the-web  tennessee  right-to-work  volkswagen 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
How Union Law Hurts a Nonunion Auto Plant - Bloomberg
Volkswagen Group of America’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has experienced something unusual: a union welcomed by management but faced with resistance from some workers. A combination of outdated labor laws and union intransigence has created this oddity.
labor  workforce-development  automotive-industry  around-the-web  tennessee  organized-labor  this-week-232  business-globalization  volkswagen  right-to-work 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Gov. Bentley Takes Aim at Auto Unions as a Threat to Economic Development in Alabama -
Gov. Robert Bentley said a unionized Mercedes-Benz plant would make him unable to continue to tout the automaker in promoting the state’s economic development efforts.
automotive-industry  unions  mercedes-benz  economic-development  alabama  site-selection  right-to-work 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Leading Locations for 2013: The Southern MSAs - Area Development Online
The South’s low-cost environment — from taxes to labor to transportation — has been a big draw from companies. And its right-to-work environment has helped to keep those labor costs down. In fact, five of the six states in the region — Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee — have right-to-work laws on the books. Only Kentucky does not.
labor  louisiana  leading-locations  tennessee  economic-development  alabama  site-selection  kentucky  right-to-work  mississippi  arkansas 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Do right-to-work laws bring competitive advantage? - CNBC via USA Today
Right-to-work laws bar so-called "closed shops," where workers are required to join a union and pay union dues or pay equivalent fees as a condition of employment. Businesses say they like right-to-work laws because they make it more difficult for unions to organize workers and raise wage and benefit costs. Unions say the laws infringe on workers' collective bargaining rights.
workforce-development  site-selection-factors  around-the-web  organized-labor  this-week-222  right-to-work 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Unions See Sharp Decline In Membership - AP via
The nation's labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday, led by losses in the public sector as cash-strapped state and local governments laid off workers and — in some cases — limited collective bargaining rights.
unions  around-the-web  organized-labor  this-week-199  right-to-work 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Judge dismisses Indiana right-to-work law challenge - Indianapolis Business Journal
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by union members challenging Indiana's right-to-work law that was enacted last year.
labor  indiana  government-policy  around-the-web  organized-labor  this-week-199  right-to-work 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
As manufacturing bounces back from recession, unions are left behind - The Washington Post
U.S. manufacturers have added a half-million new workers since the end of 2009, making the sector one of the few bright spots in an otherwise weak recovery. And yet there were 4 percent fewer union factory workers in 2012 than there were in 2010, according to federal survey data. On balance, all of the job gains in manufacturing have been non-union.
labor  organized-labor  right-to-work  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-198  around-the-web 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
What You Need to Know about Right-to-Work Laws - News
Many states have adopted new right-to-work laws, which prevent workers from being forced to pay union fees. While supporters of these laws claim they are an important step in boosting competitiveness, opponents argue that they hinder a union’s effectiveness. Here we separate the truth from the misconceptions in this controversial debate.
right-to-work  labor  workforce-development  around-the-web 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
The Not-So-Simple Economics of Right-to-Work Laws - EconoMonitor
There was much hand wringing and an equal amount of triumphant cheering last month, when Michigan became the twenty-fourth state to adopt a right to work (RTW) law. It joined Indiana, which went RTW last February, as only the second major industrial state with such a policy. Much of the commentary portrayed the spread of RTW as a victory for corporate power over working America, but do we really know what the effects will be?
around-the-web  This-Week-196  economic-analysis  labor  right-to-work 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Michigan Will Win Business from Right-to-Work Switch -
In the short term, the state is likely to experience a union-led backlash in future elections similar to the reaction in Wisconsin that nearly toppled Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his rollback of the power held by public-sector unions in that state. And that uncertainty alone is likely to be enough to hold off a lot of immediate new corporate commitments to location or expansion of jobs in Michigan.
around-the-web  This-Week-196  automotive-industry  michigan  labor  right-to-work 
december 2012 by areadevelopment
Governor Snyder On Reinventing Michigan: More Than Meets The Eye - Forbes
This is a guest post from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who Tuesday signed legislation making Michigan the 24th right-to-work state in the U.S.
around-the-web  This-Week-195  labor  automotive-industry  right-to-work  government-policy  michigan 
december 2012 by areadevelopment
Michigan GOP approves right to work amid protests - The Associated Press
Republicans slammed right-to-work legislation through the Michigan House and Senate Thursday, drawing raucous protests from throngs of stunned union supporters, whose outnumbered Democratic allies were powerless to stop it.
around-the-web  automotive-industry  michigan  labor  right-to-work 
december 2012 by areadevelopment
Made in the USA Again: What Onshoring Means for Commercial Real Estate - NREI
The effects can be seen in the numbers. Onshoring has contributed to a steady rise in manufacturing jobs within the U.S. since early 2010. Employment in the sector is expanding at an annual pace of roughly 2 percent.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-164  backshoring  site-selection  manufacturing  unions  labor  right-to-work 
april 2012 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Illusions - EconoMonitor
Suddenly, manufacturing is back – at least on the election trail. But don’t be fooled. The real issue isn’t how to get manufacturing back. It’s how to get good jobs and good wages back. They aren’t at all the same thing.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-157  government-policy  politics  manufacturing  right-to-work  unions  labor 
february 2012 by areadevelopment
Volkswagen Plant Helped Trigger Indiana's Right to Work Push - Inside Indiana Business
In an extended interview, Governor Daniels sits down with Gerry Dick to discuss his decision on right-to-work, plus, economic development in the state.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-155  right-to-work  government-policy  labor  indiana 
january 2012 by areadevelopment

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