This Week on America’s Business

By June 22, 2007General

Americas Business with Mike HambrickWith a vote looming Tuesday on the Employee Free Choice Act – a bill that would destroy the secret ballot in the workplace – “America’s Business” hears from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who has led the fight against organized labor’s No. 1 legislative priority.

NAM has helped found the new Coalition against Counterfeiting and Piracy, fighting the fake products that cheat consumers and endanger people’s health. To delve deeper into this threat, host Mike Hambrick talks to Clark Silcox of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and Jim Schneider of Schneider Electric. On hand for the NAM perspective is Marc Anthony Signorino, director of technology policy.

Project management helps manufacturers accomplish big things, but sometimes the challenges are great – especially for large corporations. Covering the topic is
Chuck Stakston, business process manager for 3M, and Dave Edson of Visibility.biz, who brought Microsoft’s many tools to bear.

Manufacturers of ag machinery are doing great, global business these days, and companies like Case New Holland are making their case for pro-trade policies up on Capitol Hill. Here to talk about the recent “fly-in” of 15 plant managers is Linda Knoll, executive vice president of worldwide agriculture manufacturing.

Renee Giachino of the American Justice Partnership joins us for the never-ending battle for tort reform, and the NAM’s Hank Cox recalls “The Way It Was.” NAM President John Engler closes with “The Last Word,” demonstrating the benefits of free trade.

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