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Whirlpool firing 1100 Union workers in Indiana, moving plant to Mexico!

 
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Whirlpool firing 1100 Union workers in Indiana, moving plant to Mexico!
Whirlpool Will Close US Plant in June; Send Jobs to Mexico

Whirlpool Corporation is shutting down a refrigerator plant in Evansville, Indiana that will put 1100 people out of work. Are they having trouble selling refrigerators in these bad economic times? No. Whirlpool is profitable and still selling plenty of refrigerators here. But they want to ship these jobs to Mexico where they can produce them cheaper and without having to respect U.S. labor and environmental regulations.

Whirlpool took $19 million in economic recovery money and now instead of helping our economy recover, it’s destroying 1100 good American jobs.

The AFL-CIO has started an online petition drive telling Whirlpool to “Keep It Made In America” to save our jobs. You can find it at unionvoice.org/campaign/Evansville The AFL-CIO says Whirlpool should reverse its decision to keep these 1100 jobs in the U.S. and help our economic recovery. The labor federation says taxpayer economic recovery money should be used to create jobs in America, not ship them to cheap labor markets in other countries.

[link to www.laborradio.org]
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I was thinking this info was already out there awhile back? Possibly a rehash of old news?
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Well the Union supported NAFTA and GATT so whats their problem? They wanted open borders and they got it. Not sure why stupid Union people allowed their corrupt leaders to do that but they did. So its hard to have pity for them now. They cut their own throats and now want to cry about it.

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Maybe those 1100 can sneak across the border and work at the plant down there.
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how about 100% tariff on foreign washers to fund the unemployment of the 1100
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Unions have fucked America...and haven't been worker relevant in 50 yrs.
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Hey where are the Clinton followers now? Expect more!
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Unions have fucked America...and haven't been worker relevant in 50 yrs.
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Amen to that!
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Whirlpool Will Close US Plant in June; Send Jobs to Mexico

Whirlpool Corporation is shutting down a refrigerator plant in Evansville, Indiana that will put 1100 people out of work. Are they having trouble selling refrigerators in these bad economic times? No. Whirlpool is profitable and still selling plenty of refrigerators here. But they want to ship these jobs to Mexico where they can produce them cheaper and without having to respect U.S. labor and environmental regulations.

Whirlpool took $19 million in economic recovery money and now instead of helping our economy recover, it’s destroying 1100 good American jobs.

The AFL-CIO has started an online petition drive telling Whirlpool to “Keep It Made In America” to save our jobs. You can find it at unionvoice.org/campaign/Evansville The AFL-CIO says Whirlpool should reverse its decision to keep these 1100 jobs in the U.S. and help our economic recovery. The labor federation says taxpayer economic recovery money should be used to create jobs in America, not ship them to cheap labor markets in other countries.

[link to www.laborradio.org]
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I try to take things in stride, but this makes me really, really angry.

imo, we should all boycott Whirlpool. And pass the word on to everyone we know.

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Maybe those 1100 can sneak across the border and work at the plant down there.
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Don't laugh, but that's probably what's going to happen. Will Mexico institute an illegal alien law? This is a three-ring circus, don't you think?

As I see it, the real problem is not the illegals, but the fat-cat, psychopathic corporations that are shipping all the jobs to other countries where people will work for crumbs.
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Maybe those 1100 can sneak across the border and work at the plant down there.


Don't laugh, but that's probably what's going to happen. Will Mexico institute an illegal alien law? This is a three-ring circus, don't you think?

As I see it, the real problem is not the illegals, but the fat-cat, psychopathic corporations that are shipping all the jobs to other countries where people will work for crumbs.
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The jobs have been shipped, that happened as soon as NAFTA was adopted. What's happening now is that people are competing for the shit jobs that nobody wanted to do before.
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Re: Whirlpool firing 1100 Union workers in Indiana, moving plant to Mexico!
Whirlpool Will Close US Plant in June; Send Jobs to Mexico

Whirlpool Corporation is shutting down a refrigerator plant in Evansville, Indiana that will put 1100 people out of work. Are they having trouble selling refrigerators in these bad economic times? No. Whirlpool is profitable and still selling plenty of refrigerators here. But they want to ship these jobs to Mexico where they can produce them cheaper and without having to respect U.S. labor and environmental regulations.

Whirlpool took $19 million in economic recovery money and now instead of helping our economy recover, it’s destroying 1100 good American jobs.

The AFL-CIO has started an online petition drive telling Whirlpool to “Keep It Made In America” to save our jobs. You can find it at unionvoice.org/campaign/Evansville The AFL-CIO says Whirlpool should reverse its decision to keep these 1100 jobs in the U.S. and help our economic recovery. The labor federation says taxpayer economic recovery money should be used to create jobs in America, not ship them to cheap labor markets in other countries.

[link to www.laborradio.org]

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I try to take things in stride, but this makes me really, really angry.

imo, we should all boycott Whirlpool. And pass the word on to everyone we know.




As soon as the whirlpool appl. i have break,they will be gone and waant be getting anymore!

Stupid bastards!
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Unions have fucked America...and haven't been worker relevant in 50 yrs.
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Thats true. all the gains made by unions were over 50 years ago. Since then the Unions have sold out to the corporations and the Democrats. Every contract starting 50 years ago have been slowly giving back what was gained. In the last 20 years they have played a smoke and mirror game. They get a raise in one hand and give back medical benifits in the other hand. In the end the raise does not come close to equaling the medical costs they gave back. and the medical give backs start right then but the raise is always over the life time of the contract. so you don't get the raises right away. You get a little one year, then a little more the next, then a little more the next, and then the biggest part in the last year of the contract. By then inflation has ate up any potential gains you might have.

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Whirlpool used to be a top name for appliances now it's just cheap farmed out imported crap anyway. Better off to just forget them all together.
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Unions have fucked America...and haven't been worker relevant in 50 yrs.
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AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE US POSTOFFICE!
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Re: Whirlpool firing 1100 Union workers in Indiana, moving plant to Mexico!
Will Mexico institute an illegal alien law?
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They already have one, and it is pretty tough. They do enforce it and don't care about political correctness. They will ask you for your immigration documents and not worry about it. However a few bucks here and there can take the heat off.
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Re: Whirlpool firing 1100 Union workers in Indiana, moving plant to Mexico!
Hey where are the Clinton followers now? Expect more!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 942503


just go search this page...lots of articles about exactly who was and was not responsible for NAFTA...it's kinda surprising as to who is/is not responsible for it...

[link to www.google.com]


when it comes to Whirlpool...I have a dishwasher that's almost 30 years old...a Whirlpool...and it's a great dishwasher...on the other hand, I have a Whirlpool Washer and Dryer just a couple years old....and imo..I could take them both and throw them off the end of the dock...they are a pita...cheap and I won't buy anything Whirlpool again because of them...but still sorry to see the 1100 lose their jobs...
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And they'll get a CO2 reduction benefit for the whole thing!

Really!

That's CAP (here) and trade (our jobs) there!
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Boycott Whirlpool products, it's the only way they will learn!
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Boycott Whirlpool products, it's the only way they will learn!
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won't do any good. Boycott wahington d.C. thats where the real culprits are.


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Re: Whirlpool firing 1100 Union workers in Indiana, moving plant to Mexico!
Whirlpool earlier bought out Maytag, too. Could be their plant.
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Boycott Whirlpool products, it's the only way they will learn!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 939125

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aq agreed

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Re: Whirlpool firing 1100 Union workers in Indiana, moving plant to Mexico!
In the last several weekend Evansville (Indiana) "Sunday Courier and Press" front page articles, the emphasis has been put on retraining the dismissed employees for "new, high-tech positions" in the area.
Really? Where are all these "high-tech positions" in the Evansville area????
I think the Maytag brand also was sold to China investors. I won't consider Maytag or Whirlpool as they both have abandoned America.
Buy our appliances...just don't expect a job making them.
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Re: Whirlpool firing 1100 Union workers in Indiana, moving plant to Mexico!
Also, this plant in Evansville was one of the major builders of P-47 aircraft during WW2. Wonder what those workers would think of what is happening now?
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go to their website and click on CONTACT WHIRPOOL and tell them how you feel.

Not only boycott.. make your voice be heard.
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Unions have fucked America...and haven't been worker relevant in 50 yrs.
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Freakin mob they are ! No help for us, just rob the paycheck.
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Unions have fucked America...
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Almost as bad as management.

Worker still gets screwed either way. Only now it's management *and* union leadership pocketing coin on labor's misery.
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Also, this plant in Evansville was one of the major builders of P-47 aircraft during WW2. Wonder what those workers would think of what is happening now?
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If labor wanted to prove they had relevance, they should buy the property, set up a new company and build their own machines. They have the human capital assembled right now......
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Unions have fucked America...and haven't been worker relevant in 50 yrs.
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Nice try. That's not true. These corporations will leave America until Americans will work like Indians, Chinese, and Mexican slaves. The corporations and WTO thank you for your buying the talking points, however.

Cost of living has gone up in the USA. People deserve living wages and benefits. Screw all these corporations who think that they can screw Americans and turn around and send their tinker toy products.
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I love the unions. If they didn't get the union in at my previuos job I would not have quit and moved on to current job that has better pay, benefits, pension, and working conditions.
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Re: Whirlpool firing 1100 Union workers in Indiana, moving plant to Mexico!
unions grow - middle class america grows to proportions unparalleled in history. wealthiest, largest, most powerful middle class ever.

unions decline - middle class shrinks, wages stagnate, businesses under-cut U.S. workers via off-shoring, out-sourcing, and hiring migrant workers.





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