Freightliner slates up to 1,180 layoffs

Freightliner slates up to 1,180 layoffs

There are 7 comments on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch story from Jan 27, 2007, titled Freightliner slates up to 1,180 layoffs. In it, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that:

Truck manufacturer Freightliner LLC said Friday it would lay off up to 1,180 workers at its assembly plant in Cleveland, N.C., because of falling orders.

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third shift employee t

Woodleaf, NC

#1 Feb 26, 2007
is ther any truth to the hooligan campaign that is taking place that a letter refered to the third shift workers because they are taking thier sick time rather than be paid for it that a upper management person called the employees hooligans and the local union3520 is backing the employees?

Portland, OR

#2 Apr 11, 2007
I dont belive so... from my understanding I do have an inside hand it is because we(they) are losing like 2 grand on each truck that comes out of portland... that and they are building a plant (really just adding onto) in mexico... That would be the main reason. Production to be scaled down and the portland plant will only be building the western star and FTL military vehicles... hope that sheds a little light on things

Charlotte, NC

#3 Apr 26, 2007
No, the plant in Mexico is brand new and approximately the same size as the Cleveland facility. I know this for sure. The systems infrastructure is even being planned using the Cleveland plant as a template.

High Point, NC

#4 Apr 27, 2007
Way to Go UAW. Try stopping the move to Mexico. You guys are always PROMISING the GOOD LIFE but always ends up hurting the employee and taking their money in dues and their losing their jobs by continually trying to get too much!!

Fed Up With UAW
Workers Against Unions
Local 3520

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Apr 29, 2007
WAU, please explain all the non union facilities moving to Mexico.
It is called globalization you dolt.
Take a look at what you buy. Check where it is made, then ask yourself, when this was made in America was it a unionized facility efore it moved?

Altoona, PA

#6 Jul 6, 2007
Unions are not the problem. Corporate greed is.
People like Bush and other wealthy magnates who have destroyed the nation once known as "America">
Clinton is just as bad.

Indianapolis, IN

#7 May 3, 2008
April 17, 2008
Justice For The Freightliner Five!
by The Freightliner Five Solidarity Committee
International Day of Action, May 9
Cleveland, N.C.* Freightliner/Daimler locations internationally
As a result of a strike by members of UAW Local 3520 at the Freightliner plant in Cleveland, N.C., over health, safety and other issues in April 2007, management has fired five UAW elected officials—Robert Whiteside, Glenna Swinford, Allen Bradley, David Crisco and Franklin Torrence. All are members of their union’s bargaining committee, and three are members of the union’s executive board as well.
The struggle to prevent retaliation against union leaders is important, not only to defend their local, but also to show workers throughout the country that the labor movement believes that an injury to one is an injury to all.
It is especially critical that the labor movement support trade unionists organizing in the “right-to-work” South. These union leaders are also civil rights activists—four are members of the NAACP. We need to show our solidarity as they stand up to union busting and retaliation by Freightliner, which is owned by the multinational corporation Daimler. Join us in taking a stand against Freightliner’s anti-union policies in an international day of action to demand immediate reinstatement with full back pay for the Freightliner Five.
Friday, May 9, 1:00 pm
Cleveland Park
Cleveland, N.C.
With solidarity actions at Freightliner/ Daimler locations internationally * details to come soon
Sponsored By The Freightliner Five Solidarity Committee
For more information, visit

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