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1,300 Americans Without Jobs as Logistics Sector Crumbles

The mass layoffs in logistics are a stark reminder that it is time to rebuild and reinvest in the American economy, labor, and supply chains.

Across the heartland and beyond, American workers are bearing the brunt of an economy that’s been knocked off its axis. From Florida to Texas, and all points between, the latest round of layoffs in the freight and logistics sector is a somber reminder of the ongoing struggles. Companies large and small are tightening belts, not out of a desire for efficiency, but out of sheer necessity. The latest layoffs have left over 1,300 Americans without jobs.

Take for instance, Universal Logistics in Michigan, shuttering subsidiaries and cutting loose nearly 700 employees, or Swissport Cargo Services bidding farewell to 235 workers in Atlanta, victims of the ruthless e-commerce contract battleground. And let’s not forget The Kroger Co., closing delivery hubs in Texas and Miami, axing jobs in a bid to stay afloat in turbulent waters. 

This isn’t just about numbers on a page or faceless entities making hard decisions. It’s about families facing uncertainty, about communities bracing for the ripple effects of decreased spending and increased demands on social services. It’s about the American dream getting harder and harder to grasp for the average worker.

Why? Because our priorities are askew. We’ve let our manufacturing muscle atrophy, our logistics lifelines fray, and our economic policies favor the few at the expense of the many. We’re in dire need of a course correction, of leadership that recognizes the value of American labor and understands the critical importance of revitalizing our industries and securing our supply chains against the whims of global markets and foreign powers.

The solution isn’t simple, but the path is clear. It’s time to rebuild and reinvest in America. It’s time to prioritize job creation, to incentivize innovation and manufacturing on American soil, and to ensure that when the next crisis hits, we’re not left scrambling. We need policies that bolster our economy from the inside out, that provide stability for workers and their families, and that lay the foundation for a future where the American worker isn’t constantly bracing for the next round of layoffs.

As we witness these job losses and the subsequent struggles of our fellow Americans, let’s remember that this isn’t the fate we are stuck with. With the right focus, with leadership that puts America and its workers first, we can turn the tide. We can build an economy that’s robust, resilient, and ready for the challenges of tomorrow. It’s not just possible; it’s imperative. For the sake of every worker navigating these turbulent times, let’s commit to making America strong again.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.