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Two area utility systems - Huntsville Utilities and Joe Wheeler Cooperative - mentioned in media reports claiming their crews were not allowed to help with storm aid in New Jersey because they were non-union said this morning the story is untrue.
I got ya... you're right of course.
The answer is never as simple as people make it out to be.
We live in a global symbiotic society. If something were as simple as "no unions" or "cut CEO salaries" then it would have already happened.
1 thing begets another and every decision effects all others.
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Unions were created because society would not stand for them not to be in place.
Safety was a major issue. The textile plants in the Carolinas were rife with workers getting serious injuries or even killed. The mine towns in WV and SE Ohio were slave labor factories were the workers were paid in company scrip that could only be used at company stores. The farm workers in Kansas and Oklahoma were living in poverty.
There was no other options. Create a union or die.
That's not what you asked.
I see your political/social acumen is as sharp as your recruiting analysis. Good post
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Thank you for sharing. Very educational
It is a well known fact that Walmart is more responsible for US manufacturing decline than unions.
While I agree with that.
No one forces people to shop at Walmart. If "we" (the big "we" as in The American comsuners) choose not to shop at Walmart then Walmart will have to change their model.
"We" are still shopping at Walmart. They won't change unless "we" change.
"I would LOVE for you to explain to me how unions are 'proudly sending jobs overseas.'"
Considering that the part I quoted contained the word "proudly," it's pretty obvious that I wanted an explanation of every part of the quoted phrase. tbdbitl was kind enough to provide the explanation of everything but the "proudly" part.
Had I said "I would LOVE for you to explain to me how unions are 'sending jobs overseas,'" then you'd be correct. However, I didn't, and you're wrong.
I'm a liberal, but I have no problem with what Walmart does. They may have killed some manufacturing , but how much have they saved the consumer?
I haven't been in a Walmart in over 10 years. A lot of good my boycott did
Supporting Made in the USA has a better effect
Maybe so. But who is the typical Walmart consumer.... So much for savings if your manufacturing job is in China
Man oh man do I disagree with that statement. I am not an internet debater, but everything is cyclical. If you go into any US manufacturer that sells general comsumer goods Walmart is the evil whore they have no choice but to sleep with.
The shrinking of the US manufacturing base won't just end with bicycles or power tools you buy at Walmart. The smaller the base of employment the smaller the consumer base.
I'm not blaming Walmart (entirely) But cheaper comsumer goods from china (or wherever) does not end with Walmart...it's way way bigger than that.
This could have happened, but congress blocked it.
Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.
True and respect for all of your points and your father.
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In Springfield Ohio there is an International Truck assembly plant. They are union. In the 80s when the Union & the company was strong there were about 4000 employee/jobs. Since then, the company has fought the unions to the point where there are now 400 employees, many are non union, and management is suing to revoke the pensions of retired employees.
The result of a weak union (among other things) was International moving production & Mfg jobs to Mexico. Not all, just most. There are consequences to Manufacturing Trucks in Mexico. The majority of these new Trucks have quality issues.
A few years ago Coca-Cola put an order in for 1000 trucks and contractually required them to be made in the USA. International still tried to pull a fast one and delivered TexMex trucks. They got caught and were forced to rehire 200 layed off workers in Springfield and deliver as agreed to.
Recently Penske ordered 5000 trucks made in Springfield.
Hahaha! Typical cmxi explain how unions are sending jobs overseas! I guess the proof is in the pudding. You should know cmxi that companies like Lazyboy, new brunswick, & Comerica are leaving Michigan in droves. Taxes mean something! Do you understand!!!! I guess not! U will need an actual link to tell u the state of Michigan is dying.
Understand this (Huffy Bicycles) happened 10+ years ago.
Again...way more complicated. This isn't a Obama or Bush or Clinton or Democrat or Republican problem... this is a manuifacturing/consumer problem.
I misread his statement also. The key word is "PROUDLY".
There can be debate about unions and their worth. But I think we can probably all agree that no union or company is "proudly" sending manufacturing opportunities to other countries.
La-Z-Boy was headquartered in Monroe. MI. They still use that office as customer service. That was it.
Manufacturing is and always has been in Dayton, TN, Neosha, KS, Newton, MS, Siloam Springs, AR.
BTW, La-Z-Boy moved headquarters to High Point, NC (furniture capital of the world). Had more to with Pat Norton than anything else.
Great example sulkev, of an American company (Coke) demanding American manufacturing. This is where the problem gets solved.
It's too hard (besides the fact it probably won't work) to have a revolt against the Walmarts of America.
This is where is starts and there are tons of opportunities.
Of course he is going to say that, he is in MANAGEMENT. What else would he say?
Penske is another Co demanding made in the USA. I believe they were even offered a cheaper price, but still made the decision in favor of better quality. They are in the business of knowing the difference. However, most consumers aren't and could care little where something is made.
How many people on this board think Ashley Furniture is quality or made in the USA?
Unfortunately, most don't know or care. They would rather blame a union.
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