What Looters Do - Close the plant down !

Posted by SolitudeIsBliss 6 years, 3 months ago to Politics
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So as the looters were not satisfied by what the Employer was offering they made sure All were left without a job. 6 extra Union votes assured that the last GE lamp plant in the area closed.
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  • Posted by KYFHO 6 years, 3 months ago
    Hmmm. Will this eventually turn out like Hostess? Bought out by a foreign concern and retooled anyway? And all those concessions in place anyway. When will labor learn that it is not always going to be their way? The highway is going to be the more prevalent answer from business. And the new improved "green" bulbs? Crap based on faulty science pushed by an agenda that boils down to control, like what toilet you can have, how much water you can use, what size soda you can buy, blah, blah, blah. Oh, and the cost? Hey kids! We can buy bread or light bulbs, but not both this week!
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  • Posted by fivedollargold 6 years, 3 months ago
    About half of the union members were eligible to retire. Thus, with a retirement check + plant closing benefits, it was a "no-brainer." (pun intended)
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    • Posted by rlewellen 6 years, 3 months ago
      That takes care of one half not the other half. EDIT 1. I found tthe following artice that shows 2/3 were offered retirement package. GE probably had that in mind.http://www.ohio.com/business/ge-plans-to-close-ravenna-plant-1.369621
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      Posted by Boborobdos 6 years, 3 months ago
      Are you going to deny them benefits they earned over the years?

      What about the folks clipping coupons from GE stock? What did they do to "earn" anything? Ohhhhhhhh, money to invest is more important than investing one's own labors? Is that it?
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  • Posted by Stormi 6 years, 3 months ago
    GE has been one of Obama's favorites. If they really wanted to stay in the US, they would. They are looking for an excuse to move production, and had moved in that direction before the election.
    The UN and Obama want CFLs. No, they did not study them well, Pelosi ramrodded the legislation through. A report from the Federation of German Engineers warns of an electrical smog around the CFLs when on, and advises keeping the heard at a distance from the lights. Among gases being put out by the lit bulbs, discounting the obvious mercury, are phenol, naphthalene and styrene.
    In Britain, they are taken to the Ministry of Light Bulbs, or some such name. Once everyone here is stuck with them, can you imagine it will be free to dispose of something that pollutes? Look for the cost to be passed on, and likely not cheap, to get rid of the things.
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  • Posted by Danno 6 years, 3 months ago
    "Productivity kills jobs!!!" That's how unions think. Interesting that successful small companies that make great productivity improvements as they grow never fire workers in net. Numbskulls cannot wrap there head around that. The GE plant with better processes may have grown and grown but we won't know now.
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  • Posted by MikeJoyous 6 years, 3 months ago
    I'm confused, folks. What reasons did the union give for not accepting the agreement that the plant made? Does anyone here actually *know*?
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    • Posted by rlewellen 6 years, 3 months ago
      It went to a vote.
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      • Posted by MikeJoyous 6 years, 3 months ago
        That ain't a reason, friend. Any time there is a vote, folks try to persuade you to vote one way or the other. They have to give reasons to persuade you--though I guess giving money or blackmailing folks has also been part of the "reasoning." If the union wanted to close the plant, what reasons did they give for folks to vote their way?
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  • Posted by bassboat 6 years, 3 months ago
    What a joke, union brotherhood. Same thing happened here in my hometown with several large businesses, they shut down the plants for the same reasons.
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    • Posted by Danno 6 years, 3 months ago
      After workers at Shlitz Beer (Milwaukee, WI and at one time the largest brewery in the world) struck for the 3rd time in 5 years in the 1970's the owning family shut the brewery down. A popular beer today is made in what was once Shlitz's state-of-art brewing plant in upstate NY.
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