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Old 01-27-2014, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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China isn't the manufacturing haven it once was, so the most (in)famous tech manufacturer operating within its borders is setting out for new frontiers—including the US of A. "The US is a must-go market," Foxconn chairman Terry Gou declared yesterday at the company's 40th anniversary party, explaining that many Foxconn customers have requested that it open a US factory.

Foxconn Weighs Plan for U.S. Plant - WSJ.com
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:19 AM
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Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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At some point, as labor costs increase in China, and the cost of cross Pacific shipping goes up, it becomes more cost-effective for the Chinese manufacturers to build plants here. I wouldn't count on union wages for the workers,
though.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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The tables have turned . China has gotten more expensive and their workers are making more .

This should be good for the us economy but I agree they won't be union jobs .. At least they will be jobs though .
Better than people living off the tax payers .
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:15 PM
 
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I wouldn't count on union wages for the workers, though.
People would be surprised if they were union jobs. Over 88% of all U.S. jobs are not union jobs.

Union jobs keep decreasing in the percent of American Workers in private industry belonging to unions, is down to only 1 in 15 workers or 6.66% of all workers. More union workers work for the post office, than in private industry. The biggest source of union workers are teachers and other school employees.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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At some point, as labor costs increase in China, and the cost of cross Pacific shipping goes up, it becomes more cost-effective for the Chinese manufacturers to build plants here. I wouldn't count on union wages for the workers,
though.
Yes, it is unlikely that they will pay union wages however they probably will provide suicide nets on the workers dormitory like they do in China.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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"In response to the suicides, Foxconn substantially increased wages for its Shenzhen factory workforce,[11] installed suicide-prevention netting,[12] and asked employees to sign no-suicide pledges."

Maybe this is one way wages could go up in the us?

If your next job asks you to sign a no suicide pledge .. That should be a big hint it might not have the best working conditions .
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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"In response to the suicides, Foxconn substantially increased wages for its Shenzhen factory workforce,[11] installed suicide-prevention netting,[12] and asked employees to sign no-suicide pledges."

Maybe this is one way wages could go up in the us?

If your next job asks you to sign a no suicide pledge .. That should be a big hint it might not have the best working conditions .
I will only sign a work related no-suicide pledge. What I do on my days off is my own business.
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