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Why Auto Makers Are Building New Factories in Mexico, not the U.S. 10 jobs robots already do better than you. The Machines Are Coming. Machines aren’t used because they perform some tasks that much better than humans, but because, in many cases, they do a “good enough” job while also being cheaper, more predictable and easier to control than quirky, pesky humans.

The Machines Are Coming

Shinola has perfect timing in Detroit. By Kai Ryssdal January 21, 2016 | 3:48 PM There's a new term out there to describe a recent manufacturing movement in America - "Make-tailers.

Shinola has perfect timing in Detroit

" It's a category of "embedded-in-the-community" companies that produce small-batch, high-quality artisan products. To Do List. If Labor Dies, What's Next? Imagine America without unions.

If Labor Dies, What's Next?

This shouldn’t be hard. In much of America unions have already disappeared. In the rest of America they’re battling for their lives. Unions have been declining for decades. In the early 1950s, one out of three American workers belonged to them, four out of ten in the private sector. Related Content What Does Labor Need to Do to Survive? Harold Meyerson talks to four movement leaders about the future of unions in America. A Brief History of American Labor Spotlight: America without Unions Harold Meyerson on the decline of America's labor unions—and what the future of workers' rights looks like without them.

With Unions Disappearing, What’s the Future of the Worker Voice? Above, watch the full conversation, moderated by Harold Meyerson.

With Unions Disappearing, What’s the Future of the Worker Voice?

Labor union membership and strength is in a free fall. From 1954 to 2014, union membership fell from 34.8 percent of wage and salary workers to 11.1 percent. Half of the states have adopted “right to work” laws. And last year, the US Supreme Court ruled against a home care worker union in Harris v. Ford adding plants, jobs in Mexico. Susana Gonzalez | Bloomberg | Getty Images A file photo showing the assembly line at the Ford Motor Co. plant in Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico.

Ford adding plants, jobs in Mexico

"When I am president, we will strongly enforce trade rules against unfair foreign subsidies, and impose countervailing duties to prevent egregious instances of outsourcing. " Trump went on to call for renegotiating NAFTA "to create a fair deal for American workers. " We saved the automakers. How come that didn’t save Detroit? It's common for headline-writers to refer to the Big Three automakers — Ford, Chrysler, and GM — as "Detroit.

We saved the automakers. How come that didn’t save Detroit?

" The rise and fall of Detroit: A timeline. Sign Up for Our free email newsletters On Thursday, Detroit made history — and not in a good way.

The rise and fall of Detroit: A timeline

The heart of the U.S. auto industry and home to the Detroit Tigers, Eminem and the White Stripes, Motown, and (maybe) Jimmy Hoffa's body became the largest city ever to file for bankruptcy. In many ways, this financial crisis is 60 years in the making. As the Motor City faces an uncertain future, here's a look back at some key dates in the long, storied past of one of America's great cities: July 24, 1701Antoine de La Mothe Cadillac establishes a French settlement, Fort Ponchartrain du Détroit (the strait), along with 100 French soldiers and an equal number of Algonquins. 1760Britain wins the city from the French. Crain's Detroit Business : Subscription Center. Photo by St.

Crain's Detroit Business : Subscription Center

John Providence Hospital Most of the certified registered nurse anesthetists at St. John Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Southfield and St. John Providence Park Hospital in Novi (pictured) lost their jobs Dec. 31, caught in a push by area hospitals to reduce costs by outsourcing. Whites moving into Detroit, blacks moving out as city shrinks overall - Crain's Detroit Business. White people are moving back to Detroit, the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as black people continue to leave for the suburbs and the city's overall population shrinks.

Whites moving into Detroit, blacks moving out as city shrinks overall - Crain's Detroit Business

Detroit is the latest major city to see an influx of whites who may not find the suburbs as alluring as their parents and grandparents did in the last half of the 20th century. Unlike New York, San Francisco and many other cities that have seen the demographic shift, though, it's cheap housing and incentive programs that are partly fueling the regrowth of the Motor City's white population. Anesthetist job fight reflects health outsourcing trend. Almost 70 Metro Detroit nurse anesthetists are set to be out of work Friday due in part to a nationwide trend in which hospitals are increasingly contracting out to private firms entire departments to trim costs.

Anesthetist job fight reflects health outsourcing trend

Sixty-eight certified registered nurse anesthetists at St. John Providence Health System hospitals in Southfield and Novi expect to be out of a job because they didn’t agree by a 11 p.m. How Detroit Went Bottom-Up. In the spring of 2005, David Stockman at last reaped the reward of the monopolist. Stockman, who once served as Ronald Reagan's budget director, spent two decades on Wall Street preparing for this moment. After stints at Salomon Brothers and the Blackstone Group, Stockman in 1999 set up his own private investment fund, Heartland Industrial Partners. He then used Heartland to shape a set of companies -- mainly in the automotive sector -- each dedicated to dominating a particular group of production activities.

How Detroit, the Motor City, turned into a ghost town. Try telling Brother Jerry Smith that the recession in America has ended. As scores of people queued up last week at the soup kitchen which the Capuchin friar helps run in Detroit, the celebrations on Wall Street in New York seemed from another world.

The hungry and needy come from miles around to get a free healthy meal. Though the East Detroit neighbourhood the soup kitchen serves has had it tough for decades, the recession has seen almost any hope for anyone getting a job evaporate. Neither is there any sign that jobs might come back soon.