The Word - Supply Chained

  • Aired:  10/01/12
  •  | Views: 37,667

Cheap prison labor leaves small manufacturers and unemployed Americans in the dust, but who else can make a toothbrush and a lunch tray into a crossbow? (5:38)

ITS BODY.

(APPLAUSE) NOW FOLKS, EITHER WE GO WITH THE ROMNEY-RYAN PLAN OR IT'S FOUR MORE YEARS OF BARACK OBAMA.

SO EVEN OBAMA DID GET SOME GOOD ECONOMIC NEWS.

>> THESE JOB NUMBERS SHOW THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS RECOVERED EVERY SINGLE JOB LOST ON HIS WATCH AND THEN SOME.

THAT MAKES THE PRESIDENT A NET JOB CREATOR.

>> Stephen: THERE IT IS.

OBAMA IS A NET JOB CREATOR.

SO CONGRATULATIONS TO ROBERT BAIRD, THE GUY WHO GOT THE JOB.

(LAUGHTER) BUT MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR WORK.

PARTICULARLY LOW SKILLED WORKERS WITH NO HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA WHO FACE A 12% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE.

NOW MY HEART GOES OUT TO THOSE BLUE COLOR WORKERS.

ALL THEY KNOW HOW TO DO IS MAKE STUFF WHILE WE WHITE COLLAR WORKERS HAVE THE EDUCATION NECESSARY TO CHECK

OUR E-MAIL.

THE PROBLEM IS, AMERICA HAS LOST ITS GOOD MANUFACTURING JOBS TO PLACES OF CHEAP UNREGULATED LABOR LIKE CHINA,

VIETNAM, AND THE GULAG BENEATH DISNEY WORLD.

FASTER, CHAKOR, THEY'RE RUNNING OUT OF MICKEY PRETZELS.

NOW HOW-- HOW IS THE U.S.-- MICKEY.

(LAUGHTER) ALL FOR MICKEY, PLEASE DON'T SUE.

NOW HOW, HOW IS THE U.S.

SUPPOSED TO COMPETE WITH COUNTRIES WHERE WORKERS TOIL FOR PENNIES AN HOUR?

LUCKILY, ONE COMPANY THAT HAS FOUND A WAY TO KEEP MANUFACTURING RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA AND THEY BRING US TO

TONIGHT'S WORD.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) SUPPLY CHAIN.

FOLKS, TONIGHT I AM HAPPY TO SHARE A SUCCESS STORY.

IT'S A LITTLE COMPANY CALLED UNICOR THAT DOES 900 MILLION IN BUSINESS ANNUALLY MAKING BEDDING, BLANKETS, TABLE

LINENS, CIRCUIT BOARDS, PRESCRIPTION EYEWEAR, AND SOLAR PANELS.

AND ALL AT LOW COST FOR SIZABLE PROFIT.

HOW DO THEY DO IT?

VOLUME.

ALSO, PRISON LABOR.

AFTER ALL, PRISONERS ARE SOME OF THE MOST SKILLED MANUFACTURERS.

I MEAN WHO ELSE CAN MAKE A TOOTHBRUSH AND A LUNCH TRAY INTO A CROSS BOW.

NOW FOLKS,ED FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS FOUNDED UNI CORE TO REHABILITATE INMATE ITS WHILE PROVIDING GOVERNMENT

AGENCIES WITH LOW-COST PRODUCTS AND SERVICES LIKE HELP DESK CALL CENTERS.

NOW WHEN YOU CALL TECH SUPPORT YOU WON'T GET SOME FOREIGNER WITH A CRAZY NAME.

YOU'LL GIVE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO A REAL AMERICAN NAMED SPIDER.

NOW IF-- (APPLAUSE) AND IF YOUR COMPUTER WON'T BOOT UP, HE MIGHT SAY HAVE YOU TRIED JIMMYING OPEN YOUR

NEIGHBOR'S WINDOW AND STEALING HIS COMPUTER.

AND FOLKS, THESE GENUINE AMERICAN WORKERS DO IT ALL FOR AS LITTLE AS 23 CENTS AN HOUR.

WHICH IS 23 CENTS MORE THAN I PAY MY INTERNS.

(LAUGHTER) AND UNICOR'S BUSINESS MODEL IS LEAVING THE COMPETITION IN THE DUST.

>> SMALL MANUFACTURERS ARE TRYING TO STAY AFLOAT IN A TOUGH ECONOMY AND NOW THEY HAVE TO COMPETE WITH CHEAP

PRISON NEIGHBORS.

TWO COMPANIES IN PARTICULAR, AMERICAN APPAREL AND AMERICAN POWER SOURCE BOTH MANUFACTURE ARMY UNIFORMS.

UNIFORMS ARE NOW BEING MADE BY FEDERAL INMATES.

>> YES.

PRISON LABOR IS REPLACING COMPANIES LIKE ALABAMA BASE UNIFORM MAKER AMERICAN APPAREL.

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE MORE FAMOUS AMERICAN APPAREL WHOSE PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL EVENTUALLY END UP IN PRISON.

BEST OF ALL, EVEN KNOW UNICOR PAYS ITS WORKERS NEXT TO NOTHING DOESN'T MEAN IT CAN'T CHARGE TOP DOLLAR

BECAUSE THE LAW REQUIRES FEDERAL AGENCIES TO BUY UNICOR'S PRODUCTS.

SO THEY CAN CHARGE NEARLY FIVE DOLLARS MORE PER UNIFORM.

NOW FOLKS-- UNTIL RECENTLY, UNICOR HAS BEEN LEGALLY ALLOWED TO FLY ONLY OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES BUT

THOSE RESTRICTIONS ARE NOW LIFTING.

SO UNICOR IS NOW OFFERING ITS PRISON LABOR TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

>> YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF UNICOR'S UNIQUE CAPABILITIES.

SKILLED WORKFORCE, NATIONWIDE LOCATIONS, 24/7 OPERATIONS, HIGHLY COMPETITIVE PRICING.

THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN OUTSOURCING.

OUTSOURCING WITH UNICOR CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH ALL THE ADVANTAGES OF DOMESTIC CONTACT CENTERS AT OFFSHORE PRICES.

UNICOR, THE SECRET IS OUT.

>> Stephen: YES, THE SECRET IS OUT.

AND FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE WORRIED ABOUT UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS WHO WILL NOW HAVE TO COMPETE AGAINST CHEAP

PRISON LABOR, DON'T WORRY.

YOU CAN APPLY FOR ONE OF THESE GREAT NEW UNICOR JOBS BY GOING TO YOUR LOCAL LIQUOR STORE AND SUBMITTING

YOUR APPLICATION VIA SHOTGUN.

REMEMBER-- (APPLAUSE) REMEMBER, FOLKS, REMEMBER, FOLKS, FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT, SO WEAR A FRESH SKI

MASK AND LOOK THE MANAGER RIGHT IN THE EYE WHEN YOU SAY EVERYONE HIT THE MOTHER

[BLEEP] GROUND.

(LAUGHTER) AND FOLK ITS, BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, YOU'LL HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN EMPLOYED.

FOR THE NEXT 10 TO 20 YEARS.

AND THAT'S THE WORD.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

Loading...