American logistics is killing its workers.
That’s according to a new report from the International Labor Organization, which has just released its annual labor report, which shows that American logistics companies have a dismal labor record.
For the first time, the report shows that the United States’ logistics industry has a labor force that’s significantly below its industrial counterparts.
In 2014, there were 4.6 million workers employed in the United State, a number that has fallen to 3.8 million since 2013.
This year, the number is down to 3 million, or 6.3 percent of the workforce.
For comparison, the United Kingdom’s logistics industry employs 5.5 million people.
In other words, American logistics workers are actually worse off than they were before outsourcing to Mexico and China.
This is the exact same pattern seen in other sectors of the economy.
For example, manufacturing employs 13.3 million workers and services employs 8.5 percent of that workforce.
Meanwhile, transportation and warehousing employs 6.4 percent and has a population of 6.9 million.
“The United States is facing an urgent need to address the challenges of logistics workers,” said the ILSO’s Asia and Pacific Regional Director Roberta M. Luebke.
“In order to do so, it is essential to build a more sustainable and competitive logistics workforce.”
The ILSI report found that America’s logistics workforce is significantly below the industrial and service-sector labor force, and is at an “extreme” disadvantage.
In its annual report, the organization said that the average wages for logistics workers have fallen by $2,000 in the past two decades.
American workers are also paid significantly less than those employed in Europe and Asia.
This means that American workers must work at a much higher wage to support themselves and their families, while Europeans and Asians are able to make ends meet with relatively modest salaries.
“It’s a vicious cycle,” Luehke said.
“We have an economy that’s largely dominated by automation and globalization, and our industry is being disrupted.”
In the past, American workers have often been hired as factory and warehouse workers, but in recent years they have mostly been hired in logistics positions.
For years, logistics companies employed up to 500,000 people, but over the past decade that number has plummeted to fewer than 50,000.
The IASO found that the median annual wage for a logistics worker was $26,000 last year.
For most of that time, that figure has been at least double the $11,000 that most manufacturing workers earned.
The report found some good news, however.
The United States has been able to boost the wages of its manufacturing workers over the last decade by expanding overtime protections and reducing minimum wage laws.
It’s estimated that the minimum wage for logistics work has increased by $6.3 billion since 1999.
But the IASI also found that there is still a significant gap between the wages paid to American workers and those earned by other countries.
For instance, it found that, in the years 2009 and 2013, the average hourly wage for US logistics workers was $18.74, which is higher than the average wage for manufacturing workers in the same period.
However, the IESO said that in 2016, the median hourly wage was $24.24, which was less than the median wage earned by the U.K. In 2018, the U and C countries have both announced plans to raise their minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020.
Luedke said that it’s important that we do everything we can to help American workers.
“As we look to the future, the American economy needs to focus on the people who make our products and our products need to be a better product and people who do the jobs that we are paying them for,” Luedk said.
It seems like this report has been coming for a while.
In the report, Luecke noted that the American labor market has undergone a lot of changes since it first gained international recognition in the 1980s.
This has led to a decline in jobs in the manufacturing sector, and an influx of workers into the services sector.
“Our jobs in manufacturing are not necessarily a good fit for the workforce, they’re not necessarily the right fit for an American worker, and it’s certainly not the right time to be bringing them here,” Lücke said, according to the AP.
“If you look at the way that manufacturing is structured, and that’s one of the main drivers of the U-2 crisis and the loss of jobs in all the other sectors, you need to look at how we are bringing those people in.
We have to look to what the right balance is.”
The United Kingdom, Germany, and other countries are also looking to create more jobs in their logistics sector.
In fact, Luedcke is hopeful that the U to C agreement could be a catalyst