I am a plastic injection mold designer with 20-plus years of experience. My designs have been done from the drafting table to using computers. I was laid off from my last job of 14 years this spring due to competition from foreign companies, and I have yet to find a job.
The international lack of equal trade practices is closing shops all over America and putting toolmakers and tool designers out of work, and it makes me wonder.
Is the bottom line truly that important, that companies will not use American labor? Why are the American workers being put out of work because of corporate greed? We are all in a fiscal bind these days, but we should all work together to help us stay employed and, in turn, have money to buy the products that corporate America sells.
We are the consumers, the most important thing that a company needs — people who will buy corporate American products.
In the long run we all lose: We lose jobs, companies lose customers, and we will be weaker for it!