The American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) has joined a new coalition of business, labor and agricultural groups that will adopt a policy platform with the goal of fixing flaws in the U.S. economy. The formation of the group was announced in early Octobor by Lloyd Wood of the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition (AMTAC).
The non-partisan group, known as the “Coalition to Fix America’s Economy,” consists of 33 national, state and local business, labor and agricultural organizations along with 73 individual companies. Its stated purpose is to press candidates for public office to endorse its policy platform: “Fixing America’s Economy: Ensuring Good Jobs, Prosperity & Security.”
The coalition’s one-page statement of principles outlines the problems facing U.S. manufacturing and the economy and notes that “America’s international economic policies threaten our prosperity and national security. These policies have handicapped domestic manufacturers, service providers, farmers and workers, leading to massive trade deficits, stagnant wages, the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs, a dangerous erosion of our industrial base, a long-term decline in our food and agriculture surplus, and the unprecedented transfer of trillions of dollars of American wealth overseas.”
Trade organizations that signed the statement include the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council; the American Iron and Steel Institute; the Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports; the Steel Manufacturers Association; the Tooling, Machining and Technologies Association; the Specialty Steel Industry of North America and others.
For more information, visit www.fixingamericaseconomy.org.