White House Council of Automotive Communities and Workers

Re-manufacturing the American Middle Class

Last Thursday, I traveled to Cleveland, Ohio for a series of meetings and events that turned out to be an exceptionally rewarding display of the Administration’s investments in education, job training, and manufacturing. My Cleveland engagement began at the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) with local elected officials and leaders from the business and philanthropic community. […]

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A Success Story: the Revival of the Auto Industry

A Success Story: the Revival of the Auto Industry

In 2011, the auto sector posted its biggest annual employment increase of any year since 1994. Further good news came with February’s jobs report on the state of our nation’s motor vehicle and parts manufacturing and sales.  In February, 10,000 additional jobs were created in the auto sector, following 5 months of double digit job […]

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Moving Forward: The Future of America’s Auto Communities

Some of you may know that I spent most of this week in Michigan. Last night as we flew back to D.C., I had the opportunity to speak with a member of my staff about all the innovation we saw, all of the conversations we were a part of, and all of the energy we […]

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A fresh start for America’s auto communities

A fresh start for America’s auto communities

I know communities that have faced hard times. I grew up in one. I’ve lived in one, and until last week I was the mayor of one. Helping my community get back on its feet has been my passion for as long as I can remember. But I also know that Youngstown is just one city that needed help. Now as […]

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Making a difference for America’s auto workers and their communities

Making a difference for America’s auto workers and their communities

When I became Labor Secretary two and a half years ago, our economy was in a free fall. The financial system was on the verge of meltdown. Entire industries were being threatened and two of the “Big 3” automotive makers were on the verge of bankruptcy. Middle class workers didn’t know whether they were going […]

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Driving Our Economic Recovery

Two and a half years ago, when I became Labor Secretary, our economy was in a free fall. The financial system was on the verge of meltdown. Entire industries were being threatened. Credit had frozen. People’s retirement savings were in jeopardy. Middle class workers didn’t know whether they were going to get a paycheck or […]

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Continuing Signs of Strength for America’s Auto Industry

After years of uncertainty, the past few weeks have held positive news for the American automotive industry. All three American automotive manufacturers are operating at a profit. Recently, GM announced it would be investing $2 billion in 17 facilities nationwide, adding jobs and increasing security in these affected communities. And just yesterday, Chrysler announced it […]

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