Lone Tree Council and TRW

Dioxin Update # 8

June 2004

Next meeting of the TRW is Monday June 28th Thomas Twp Library 6:30 PM

www.trwnews.net

Guess who's outsourcing America's jobs? From Lou Dobb's website 'Exporting America': The list
Here is a list of companies we've confirmed are "Exporting America." These are U.S. companies either sending American jobs overseas, or choosing to employ cheap overseas labor, instead of American workers. Click here for the list. http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/lou.dobbs.tonight/popups/exporting.america/frameset.exclude.html

PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE PROJECT
CLEAN WATER FUND LOWELL CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION
MASSACHUSETTS BREAST CANCER COALITION

"Every year in America, more than a million workers are laid off, even in
good years; the numbers grow even higher, of course, in recessions. How many of these
layoffs are due to environmental regulation? The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports
regularly on layoffs, and on the reasons for them. Table 1 shows the data for the last six years,
1996-2001. There are an average of more than 6,000 "extended mass layoffs" annually, events in which more than
50 workers are laid off for more than a month. On average, just seven of those layoffs or 0.1%,
about 1 in 1,000 are due to environmental causes. The 7 environmental layoffs per year affect an average
of 1,360 workers again, about 1 in every 1,000 laid-off workers. Of course, environmental protection
creates many more than 1,360 jobs annually; thus it creates a net increase in employment." If you would like a copy of the full report I will send it to you in PDF format.

Michelle Hurd Riddick
Lone Tree Council
michdave@aol.com



Source: www.trwnews.net

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