Yes, and why is that? Consider that every time they drive a job from this country it hurts the working class. Who is driving up the costs to the point that it becomes far more profitable to move production overseas than the unions and the enviromentalist.<quoted text>
Meanwhile, back on the ranch...
The trend to outsource production to foreign countries (to make larger profits) has led to top tier American "earners" making unparalleled disparate profits compared to the wages of the working classes, which harms the economy, which reinforces the importation of the cheap goods whose production is now outsourced....
Unions and environmental protections are not the villains here, they are the excuses, rationalizations and justification.
When there is no more profit margin in the US and a large one in some far away location the decision to relocate operations becomes an obvious rational choice and the excuse that they are doing it to make a profit is just an excuse for those who created the situation in the first place.
Of course you missed another group that was hurt. Those who invested in those companies. The retirees, teachers, and other little people who own stock in those companies and would of received a dividend check along with a pay check.
What drives those jobs overseas is what is hurting the economy and in a ironic twist it also ends up hurting the unions and the enviroment. It hurts the unions because those jobs are now being filled by non union workers, in some places where unions are illegal. It hurts the enviroment because in places like China the enviroment is a distant second to power.
In both cases it is the result of people becoming greedy, the unions becoming greedy for more and more power and the enviromental movement for something that never existed.