GM closes West Michigan plant early

GM closes West Michigan plant early

There are 90 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Apr 21, 2009, titled GM closes West Michigan plant early. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

West Michigan's last General Motors Corp. plant will close sooner than expected.

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Wally Walker

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Apr 21, 2009
Surprise, Surprise, Surprise.

Time to get off the gravy train.

Union All The Way

“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#2 Apr 21, 2009
Dumb asz post.
DMX26

United States

#3 Apr 21, 2009
Union All The Way wrote:
Dumb asz post.
CHOO CHOO! Time for you to get off, your ride is OVER!
courtland twnsp

Grandville, MI

#4 Apr 21, 2009
Steel case is down to four days a week....wonder how long it will take before more of them are laid off permanently too????
VOR

Raleigh, NC

#5 Apr 21, 2009
My heart goes out to all the workers that did their job with intergrity.
Unions Ruined It

Coupeville, WA

#6 Apr 21, 2009
It was a very easy ride for UAW workers. Go to college and make that money now!
Jim B

Grand Rapids, MI

#7 Apr 21, 2009
And we should be bailing GM out? I think not!
VOR

Raleigh, NC

#8 Apr 21, 2009
You know, not all the people that work there are low life union scum....many are very honest hard working people that just want to make a living supporting their families the best they can.
creoftheaged

Littleton, CO

#9 Apr 21, 2009
Now you GM workers will find out what real work is, but sorry it only pays minimum wage. Welcome to the real world.
John Wayne

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#10 Apr 21, 2009
Choo, Choo, surprise, surprise!!
What doesn't surprise me is the Naive, envious, simple minded, people who applaud this event.
The only big surprise is yet to come in the mail of every City of Wyoming resident. A TAX INCREASE!
How else do you replace the $MILLIONS of Dollars that will be lost (Property Taxes) from that plant closing.( For you simple minded folks, the property tax supports the school systems)
The real losers in this event, are the children of this community. How SAD!
So, the next time your driving down the road and pass one of your fellow americans driving their foreign car, smile, wave, and thank them for the tax increase.
newswatcher

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Apr 21, 2009
Lets see, swimming pools, tennis courts, lavish auditorium, all the things Godwin enjoyed but Kellogsville could only dream of. I wonder if the students at Godwin got a better education or if the school just wasted the money. Now that I think of it, seems they can't get enough money even with GM, they have to inflate the student numbers and steal from the rest of the State.
Unions Ruined It

Coupeville, WA

#12 Apr 21, 2009
The whole Import thing really gets me going! Next time someone driving next to you needs to merge see what they are driving. If it is Domestic then let them in if not then flip them the bird! Same thing at the toll booth, or traffic accident. I am not at all nice to people that drives imports. I'm not afraid to say something when parked right next to me. Thanks to Clinton for helping Wal Mart and all the other peoples products we import! It could have been slowed a long time ago!
John Wayne

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#13 Apr 21, 2009
It is true that a lot of our schools look like universities. The swimming pools, tennis courts, the auditoriums etc, all the TOOLs that give our children what is needed to grow them into successful individuals. These extra's pave their way for college. Who didn't enjoy the MSU basketball game. The Superbowl, it has to start somewhere.
They are also money makers for the schools.
The success of our schools can be checked on our state web sites (M.E.A.P.).
The fact remains that General Motors supports America more than all the foreign car companies combined. After 911, check and see who helped the most? G.M. or the foreign car companies? I didn't see anyone recieving the donated money from G.M. or the so called union scum rejecting it.
I know I won't be sending down any money to the south next time a hurricane rolls in, they can ask the foreign car companies for it.
NO, BAILOUTS for people who KNOW they live in a disaster prone area.
After what I saw the government do to the big 3 ceo"s, let the foreign car companies bail out america. The only reason they pay what they do, is because of the big three pay scale.
I commend the autoworkers for their principals.
Let's not drag americans down to third world wages, let's bring their wages to a dignified level!
P.S. Most children involved in sports, have better grades and are drug free.
Teddy Taxiation

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Apr 21, 2009
Unions Ruined It wrote:
The whole Import thing really gets me going! Next time someone driving next to you needs to merge see what they are driving. If it is Domestic then let them in if not then flip them the bird! Same thing at the toll booth, or traffic accident. I am not at all nice to people that drives imports. I'm not afraid to say something when parked right next to me. Thanks to Clinton for helping Wal Mart and all the other peoples products we import! It could have been slowed a long time ago!
Hay Slick,

I drive a TOYOTA and it's go more AMERICAN made parts on it than many of the domestic vehicles do.
Think before you type.
Fred Rodgers

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Apr 21, 2009
Wally Walker wrote:
Surprise, Surprise, Surprise.
Time to get off the gravy train.
It's a long black train and it's coming to get you.

Got any taters to go with that gravy????
gollygosh

Holland, MI

#16 Apr 21, 2009
Unions Ruined It wrote:
The whole Import thing really gets me going! Next time someone driving next to you needs to merge see what they are driving. If it is Domestic then let them in if not then flip them the bird! Same thing at the toll booth, or traffic accident. I am not at all nice to people that drives imports. I'm not afraid to say something when parked right next to me. Thanks to Clinton for helping Wal Mart and all the other peoples products we import! It could have been slowed a long time ago!
I hope you try this with me. You'll be surprised at my reaction

Union All The Way

“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#17 Apr 21, 2009
DMX26 wrote:
<quoted text>
CHOO CHOO! Time for you to get off, your ride is OVER!
I can see you are educated.
GMwife

Denver, CO

#18 Apr 21, 2009
"Unions Ruined" It what do you know? My husband went to Purdue and has hundres of hours of specialized training! He sometimes works hundreds of feet in the air on high voltage wires and you don't think he earns his money???

And what do you do for a living?

“Employed taxpayer”

Since: Nov 08

West Olive

#19 Apr 21, 2009
Unions Ruined It wrote:
The whole Import thing really gets me going! Next time someone driving next to you needs to merge see what they are driving. If it is Domestic then let them in if not then flip them the bird! Same thing at the toll booth, or traffic accident. I am not at all nice to people that drives imports. I'm not afraid to say something when parked right next to me.
Are you really that clueless?

If you want to drive a domestic you need to drive a TOYOTA. The Tundra, Avalon, and Camry all have 80% domestic content.

That's higher than the Silverado, Cobalt, Aveo, Impala, F150, Focus, Fusion, G5, G8, and that was just the models I checked the sticker.

The big 3 were the ones that sold out the American worker in the name of a higher profit margin.

Union All The Way

“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#20 Apr 21, 2009
"If you want to drive a domestic you need to drive a TOYOTA. The Tundra, Avalon, and Camry all have 80% domestic content".

I believe that is a type of a superior strategy called destroy from within. Only the strong survive.

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