The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Outsourced Jobs Right Here in the USA

Oct 3, 2016

There has been a lot of talk about Ford moving to build the Focus from MAP to Mexico. Politicians have talked about it. Ford has said they will build other vehicles at MAP. The media has highlighted this move about jobs being lost or not.

But nobody will talk about the main way jobs are outsourced in the auto industry–Ford, GM and Chrysler outsourcing work INSIDE this country. In the case of Ford, tens of thousands of jobs that Ford workers used to do are being done by workers at Faurecia, Hydrochem, DMS, CEVA, Bridgewater, Tower and many other companies. These jobs didn’t go to Mexico. Most of these jobs are right here in Michigan. But the jobs pay half or less of what Ford workers make.

This is what no politicians or the media will talk about.