Honda says some lines might be idled ...

Honda says some lines might be idled because of Japan earthquake | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 42 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 28, 2011, titled Honda says some lines might be idled because of Japan earthquake | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Honda can guarantee that its Ohio plants will run as normal until Friday. After that, the picture gets hazy.

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huuu

Westerville, OH

#2 Mar 28, 2011
Global Economy , Made in America . Remember when we made things in the USA ? Now an Earthquake in Japan brings us to our knees .
Clint

Fairfield, OH

#3 Mar 28, 2011
Good News ... That the Accord and Civic are all built in Ohio . These two vehicles are what made Honda such a good car company . My accord has been exceptional + great mileage . Amazing how the Earth Quake and TSumni that hit Japan has brought so many problems to other parts of the world economy .
Ace

Marysville, OH

#4 Mar 28, 2011
Clint wrote:
Good News ... That the Accord and Civic are all built in Ohio . These two vehicles are what made Honda such a good car company . My accord has been exceptional + great mileage . Amazing how the Earth Quake and TSumni that hit Japan has brought so many problems to other parts of the world economy .
You really didn't read the article, now did you?(BTW - Civics are no longer built in Ohio)
Troubled

United States

#5 Mar 28, 2011
I certainly hope the Honda workers don't expect to be paid while the assembly line is idle. Perhaps a few days of painting and cleaning would in order? I love that Honda is non-union, and I would bristle at the thought of even the tiniest amount of "entitlement mentality" slipping into their workforce. After all, "entitlement" is in the Ohio DNA...
stand as one

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 28, 2011
These scabs will use every excuse in the book not to pay its worker, even an earthquake.
No Comparison

Marion, OH

#8 Mar 28, 2011
I've owned more Hondas than I'm going to take the time to count in the last 30 years and love the cars and wish the company and its employees in Ohio, throughout the US, and Japan all the best.
George Jefferson

Marengo, OH

#9 Mar 28, 2011
stand as one wrote:
These scabs will use every excuse in the book not to pay its worker, even an earthquake.
So, people who work at a company that has never been unionized in the US are now "scabs?"
You union thugs are looking for a war, and you're going to get it.
Common Sense

Columbus, OH

#10 Mar 28, 2011
George Jefferson wrote:
<quoted text>So, people who work at a company that has never been unionized in the US are now "scabs?"
You union thugs are looking for a war, and you're going to get it.
I understand how you feel. I too am fed up with all these nasty attacks from the pro-union people. Honda is a first-class company from product to sales to service. I normally hate to buy cars, but I'm on my second vehicle from Roush Honda now, and I'm a customer for life. Wishing Honda the best with all they have been through in the last few weeks.
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#11 Mar 28, 2011
stand as one wrote:
These scabs will use every excuse in the book not to pay its worker, even an earthquake.
Stand as one - Die as one. Armed troops vs union dupes? Story at 11.
from Delaware

Delaware, OH

#12 Mar 28, 2011
stand as one wrote:
These scabs will use every excuse in the book not to pay its worker, even an earthquake.
So, what exactly is it that you would prefer? That none of these people had a job in the first place? That every car was made in, oh, say, some little town in Tennessee that just by chance got wiped off the map because a dam built by the TVA failed several decades later and that is, well, okay, because the dam was "made in America"? But the result is the same -- a whole bunch of people out of work because Mother Nature had a hiccup and trashed what was considered to be the best engineering at the time? Is that a better scenario for you?
Proud to be American

Columbus, OH

#13 Mar 28, 2011
I am Proud to be an American and part of a great company like Honda. They have always made the associates here in the united states important. I'm sure during this tradegy they will rise above again. My thoughts and prayers go out to all my brothers and sisters in Japan. The world has changed and we must not forget we are all Human. We need to be supportive to our fellow humans. Together we will rise above this horrible tradgey.
An American

Grove City, OH

#14 Mar 28, 2011
I got nothing but WOW... This is better than the DuhDah Parade.
Honda provides lost of jobs not only at the plant but in the distributors and manufacutres that support a "Just in time" production line that is admired worldwide.
An American

Grove City, OH

#15 Mar 28, 2011
lots
Paul

Manchester, TN

#16 Mar 28, 2011
An American wrote:
I got nothing but WOW... This is better than the DuhDah Parade.
Honda provides lost of jobs not only at the plant but in the distributors and manufacutres that support a "Just in time" production line that is admired worldwide.
Should have been using the "just a little before time" and they may have been working a little longer, before disruption.
Honda Associate

Mount Vernon, OH

#17 Mar 28, 2011
Just want to clarify -- if lines shut down, we will get the *option* to get paid. When things like this happen they give the associates they option to come in and get paid, to use their vacation days and stay home, or to stay home and not get paid. We don't have to do the same thing the whole time. We can choose to take a couple vacation days, come in a couple of days, or take a 'no pay, no penalty' (meaning it won't affect your attendance record) for a few days.
Tim

Delaware, OH

#18 Mar 28, 2011
Good! Go buy Fords now :D
willyjb1

Columbus, OH

#19 Mar 28, 2011
I say we go back to horses and carriages. Just a little poop here and there. Don't have to worry about natural disasters, unions or foreign oil!
George Jefferson

Marengo, OH

#20 Mar 28, 2011
Tim wrote:
Good! Go buy Fords now :D
Not until the UAW is put to sleep. Forever.
Another Honda Associacte

Columbus, OH

#21 Mar 28, 2011
Full production on Tuesday, half days of production and half days of alternate work with another announcement on Thursday. UAW should stop calling names and come out and see what they can do, it's been a while since the last pay raise.
tom the traveler

Louisville, KY

#22 Mar 28, 2011
stand as one wrote:
These scabs will use every excuse in the book not to pay its worker, even an earthquake.
The UAW produces a really superior product. It is so good that they only needed a 110 billion dollar bailout of GM and Chrysler and a bankruptcy that stole about 100 billion from the GM bondholders to make them competitive.

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