Thursday, January 03, 2008

[Cyclelicious] New comment on Bike production costs going up.

Seamus Keogh has left a new comment on your post "Bike production costs going up":

There was an article in the New York Times about wages in china going up as a result of factory owners not being able to find workers who will work for as cheap as they used to. With so many people moving to the cities to find work, the factories in rural areas are having to raise wages to attract workers.

it was in the august 29th issue.

As an American bicycle worker, I am glad to see wages raising in china. The movement of nearly all bicycle production to china is based on the falicy that there is a limitless impoverished mass in china that will work for slave wages, while this is still largely true, perhaps we are starting to see the bottom. Maybe this will help bicycle production in the united states, and give all of those out of work bicycle workers in ohio a new job in an old factory.

but maybe that is wishful thinking.

Posted by Seamus Keogh to Cyclelicious at 1/03/2008 09:00:00 AM