Manufacturing Wages On The Decline, Experts Say

Jan 21, 2015

A recent report by the National Employment Law Project is shedding light on the "hidden reality" of low-wage U.S. manufacturing workers.

"The public assumes that manufacturing jobs are highly paid, but the reality is that millions of manufacturing workers are at the bottom of the wage scale," the report reads. "While the manufacturing sector has been resurging in the last few years, growing by 4.3 percent between 2010 and 2012, the jobs that are returning are not the ones that were lost: wages are lower, the jobs are increasingly temporary, and the promised benefits have yet to be realized."

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