One disadvantage of NAFTA is the loss of manufacturing jobs which would occur from the shift of multinational corporations to Mexico. The relocation of plants by many corporations to head south of the border into Mexico comes about because of the lower cost of production. This is because Mexico has cheaper unskilled labor due to non-existent minimum wage rates. In almost every case money usually leads the way. With respect to NAFTA, the shift is to Mexico.
From October 2000 to June 2002, the industry lost more than 240,000 jobs; plants in border-states accounted for about 76% of these losses. Along with these job losses, Mexican maquilas are being challenged by the rising global competition. The advantages of operating plants in Mexico, such as low wages and tax incentives, are now offered by a great number of developing countries. At the same time, location has become less important as innovations in transportation
While some Americans were pouring their money into the economy, the government was doing very little to fix the problems of unemployment. Unemployment rates had increased by the end of 1920. The unequal distribution of wealth and income made the economy very vulnerable. High tariff barriers disabled trade between the United States and other countries. America was forced to extend credit to ever extended nations in order to keep trade alive.
This is a massive transfer of wealth from America - essentially from America's displaced working poor - to Mexico" (Haughen 101). In the end, the illegals are not paying taxes, sending their money earned here to Mexico, and using our social services which they don't pay for. Works cited "Illegal Aliens taking U.S jobs". fairus.org, 2013, March. Web.
Considering agriculture is such a huge industry here in Montana I found this articles importance and relativity worthwhile. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture over half of agricultural employees in the United States are undocumented workers, a majority of these workers came from Mexico (Goodman, 2014). “Any potential immigration reform could have significant impacts on the U.S. fruit and vegetable industry. From the perspective of National Milk Producers Federation in 2009, retail milk prices would increase by 61 percent if its immigrant labor force were to be eliminated (Goodman, 2014).” Not only would deporting these immigrants overwhelmingly increase the prices of these products, but because there are so many undocumented workers in this field, ultimately there would be a shortage of agricultural products (Goodman, 2014). I could not believe that statistic, and how important it is for there to be an immigrant labor force in the agricultural industry.
Immigration patterns are different between the Mexican born and the people born in Central America. There is approximately 374,000 Central Americans living in America by way of the Temporary Protected Status due to natural disasters in Central America. The immigration debate seems to concentrate more heavily on the migration from Mexico to the United States more than any other area whilst it is comparable to the immigration of Central-South America. While some Central-South Americans immigrated to American by way of trade ships, the majority of Central-South Americans arrived by way of the Mexico-American border. Familism is a common theme among Hispanic groups such as the Central-South Americans.
The strength of the Aussie dollar impacts on exporting, metal prices effect profits, and a slowdown in the global economy will reduce the demand (particularly from China) for the metal produced in BH. The BH mine recently made 440 employees redundant which had a huge effect on the local economy and saw many families leave the region in search of employment Ageing Population: BH has an ageing population which in the short term has a positive effect through construction of aged
Even though union members—those who keep their jobs--- get their wages increased and enjoy improved working conditions and benefits, the economic issues that most unions brings to the United States outbalance the positive effects. As the United States competes with the rest of the world, firms struggle when one of their highest costs is directly related to labor. In the article Labor Unions by Morgan Reynolds, the author accurately explains this phenomenon: while higher wages are successfully achieved, they simultaneously reduce the number of jobs available in unionized firms. This occurs because of the basic law of demand: once prices of labor rise, then employers will purchase less of it. Hence such members’ benefits are achieved at the expense of consumers, nonunion workers, already unemployed people, taxpayers, and corporation owners (Reynolds,
Jenna Taylor Emily Bayus Lindsay Shewmaker English 102 1 December 2013 Illegal Immigration: The problem and the Solution [INSERT INTRODUCTION HERE] In the United States of America, as of 2011, there are an estimated eleven million illegal immigrants from across the globe (mostly coming from Mexico). Illegal immigrants that come from around the world are simply looking for the good ole “American Dream”, and that’s what we have to offer, right? So why not just let them enter peacefully, so that they can fulfill this dream, and live happily ever after. I mean heck, the only reason that we, as Americans have any opposition over illegal immigration is because of racism, right? Wrong.