There are two things I don’t understand about the push to bring back manufacturing jobs.
First, manufacturing jobs never created job security, high wages, and good benefits–unions did. But the jobs brought back aren’t unionized, so they’re just as crap as any other temp minimum wage hourly job.
Second, manufacturing decline isn’t just due to globalisation, but much more to automation–manufacturing has seen job losses to automation long before white collar professionals began worrying about the robot revolution.
The Obama Administration created 9 million jobs, largely part time and temp work in the service and retail sectors.
So anyone who wants to make America “great again,” should join the work to unionize the jobs already here, not support Trump’s union-leader, anti-labor, anti-worker-rights agenda.