The pharmaceutical industry is keeping jobs at its plants in the U.S., even though they are not needed anymore, according to a report from the American Medical Association.
The AMA reported that the number of manufacturing jobs has fallen by over 4 million since 2009, when the recession hit.
But the medical community is calling for better job protection for workers.
“We’ve had a great run of growth in our manufacturing industry,” AMA President David Weil said in a statement to Breitbart News.
“This includes the creation of over 6,500 manufacturing jobs and the steady expansion of medical devices and pharmaceutical products.
However, our country faces a serious health crisis, and the pharmaceutical industry has a responsibility to help address it.
Our members are tired of seeing their manufacturing jobs disappear.”
Weil was referring to the fact that the AMA has reported that medical device manufacturing jobs in the United States fell by 5.6 percent between 2009 and 2015.
The group called for better protections for workers in the industry.
“We strongly believe that the pharmaceutical companies should have to pay workers more, including health insurance premiums and benefits, and be required to provide a defined period of work for every job they create,” AMA president Dr. Larry Klayman said in the statement.
“We believe that these benefits should be paid for by the pharmaceutical company.”
The AMA has been advocating for better working conditions for medical device workers for years.
Last year, it announced a new initiative called the Medical Device Industry Working Group (MDIGWG), which seeks to improve working conditions across the industry and the medical device industry.
“In addition to making progress in establishing minimum wage requirements, MDIGWGs will also address the needs of medical device manufacturers to ensure a level playing field, better health insurance coverage, and a fair treatment of all workers,” the group said in its press release.
The group also called for greater worker protections, including overtime pay, paid sick leave and a national safety and health plan.
But they also said that some companies are not making the most of these protections, and that they need to be protected to make a profit.
“If we’re going to have a sustainable recovery in the future, we need to invest in worker safety and better benefits,” AMA CEO Dr. David Satcher said in his statement to the AMA.
“Our industry is a strong place to do that, but too often, companies are treating their workers poorly.
And it’s time to do something about it.”
The American Medical College, a union that represents medical doctors, has also called on the pharmaceuticals to create a national health plan, which it said would be able to provide workers with better wages and health benefits.
The AMA did not provide a breakdown of the number or type of jobs lost in manufacturing since the downturn, but said that there were also 1.3 million manufacturing jobs, down from 1.4 million in 2009.
The manufacturing industry accounts for more than half of the U