From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
& American Workers Radio, 11 A.M. Wednesdays
860 AM Radio WWDB • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, May 31, 2014


Don't Hesitate To Ask - America's Graduates Need US!

Special THANKS to America's consumers who have become more vocal about what they buy and whom they choose to support. Here is another reason I say “Don’t Hesitate To Ask”.

During the 2014 graduation season "The National Center for Education Statistics reports that over one million six hundred and six thousand students will graduate from colleges across America." It is also reported that a large percentage of this year’s college graduates are unable to find employment opportunities that reflect their academic achievements. This is another opportunity for us to reflect on how important it is for America’s consumers to support private sector businesses that employ Americans.

20 years ago, 90% of the caps and gowns worn by America’s graduates were made in AMERICA. In 2014, 90% of the caps and gowns worn by graduates are FOREIGN made. This happened because parents and school administrators didn’t ask, didn’t look at labels and didn’t speak up during the last 20 years that jobs that should be employing American workers in the Graduation Commencement Industry are now largely employing foreign workers. When you add the millions of high school and grade school students graduating each year, you can understand why I urge that more must be done to unite business leaders, American workers and consumers to bring back a minimum of 50% of the jobs that left the U.S.A.

This example of outsourcing is another reason to mobilize the parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, friends and neighbors of this year's graduates to become involved in the Buy American Made Campaign. Your participation is very important because if we don’t react NOW more jobs, jobs skills, careers and livelihoods will be lost.

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