Manufacturing News and Trends

The labor dispute that could cost U.S. economy $2B per day

A labor dispute between dockworkers and port operators on the West Coast could lead to big financial consequences for manufacturers – and the U.S. economy as a whole. Will this supply chain disaster be averted?  [Read more…]

Study: Regs cost U.S. economy $2 trillion per year

A recent study revealed that federal regulations cost the U.S. more than $2 trillion in lost economic growth per year. The study also showed that small manufacturers are paying big time to comply with so many regs.  [Read more…]

Obama’s billion-dollar plan to help boost manufacturing

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama laid out a billion-dollar idea designed to help boost manufacturing companies across the country. [Read more…]

Future of manufacturing is grim — headed over a cliff — some say

We hear about how wonderful the future state of manufacturing is and how it will keep getting greater, with jobs to be filled and industry hauled back from foreign shores. Some folks are seeing a much darker crystal ball, though. [Read more…]

VP candidate Ryan gets thumbs-up from national manufacturers’ group

Rep. Paul Ryan, Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s choice for the No. 2 slot, will keep the focus on the positive role manufacturing plays in consistent economic improvement, says the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in announcing its endorsement of Ryan’s selection to be the GOP’s Vice Presidential candidate. [Read more…]

Manufacturers win delay in NLRB-required posting deadline

That spot you have cleared out for the National Labor Relations Board poster will remain blank for a bit longer, since the April 30 deadline to post a notice explaining workers’ collective bargaining rights has been pushed back. [Read more…]

Companies must post Labor Relations notice, even as court case drags on

If you haven’t already cleared a spot to hang a National Labor Relations Act poster on legal rights, you have until the end of the month to do it — even though the National Association of Manufacturers and others are in court asking for a delay. [Read more…]

Industry group bashes Obama’s budget

President Obama put the manufacturing industry front and center during his State of the Union address and proposed budget for fiscal year 2013. But the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has different ideas on what will drive growth among manufacturing firms.  [Read more…]

Feds finalize fatigue rule for drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently finalized a rule establishing how much time off commercial drivers need between long shifts.  [Read more…]

NAM’s fight against labor board heads to court

The National Association of Manufacturers went into court to continue a battle against a controversial poster ruling by the National Labor Relations Board.

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