Electrolux moving more jobs to Juarez

Electrolux moving more jobs to Juarez

There are 40 comments on the El Paso Times story from Nov 10, 2010, titled Electrolux moving more jobs to Juarez. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Electrolux, a company that makes washers and dryers, is moving more of its operations from Iowa to Juarez.

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Conservative Revolution

United States

#21 Nov 10, 2010
More good news for us stockholders. Hurray for this decision.
mark

Boulder, CO

#22 Nov 10, 2010
I had a cousin who worked for a big USA company who was assaulted in Juarez a few years back. He never went back there. And was afraid for good reason. We cannot say one thing about keeping jobs and do the opposite. We cannot speak with a forked tongue and then blame anyone here. Actually, Mexican wages are growing faster than here. Too many youth are leaving the country. Some pueblos are bereft of the young. No one is doing necessary tasks. Tells us the future will change there.
Frank

Santa Fe, NM

#23 Nov 10, 2010
Has anyone checked for bribes for sending jobs overseas in those illegal overseas bank accounts?
shame on you

San Antonio, TX

#24 Nov 10, 2010
Electrolux wants to pay very little money to their workers and no wonder people in Mexico rather sell drugs they make more money. shame on you rich bas--- there is no room in heaven for the rich.
labor man

El Paso, TX

#25 Nov 10, 2010
HDog wrote:
It's not "Big corporations" or "Mr. Obama" to blame, it's us folks. The American labor force and its unions have simply priced us out of global competition. If you were CEO of a major U.S. corporation, wouldn't you cut your labor costs for larger profit margins?
With out the unions americans would be making alot less and have no insurance benefits for their family.Would these families be able to afford to buy a house a car go on vacation or send their kids to college I dont think so, but yet these greddy ceo's use cheaper labor in foreign countries to line their pockets and then expect a tax break every year all the while not caring about american families.
HDog

Albuquerque, NM

#26 Nov 10, 2010
The initial concept of the labor unions was to provide insurance and other benefits for workers and their families. Over time, just like the CEOs, these labor unions and workers got greedy, therefore, sending many of our jobs overseas or south of the border. Either way, we Americans lose.
black ops

El Paso, TX

#27 Nov 10, 2010
this is part of obama's vacuum cleaners for drugs program with pres calderon
labor man

El Paso, TX

#28 Nov 11, 2010
HDog wrote:
The initial concept of the labor unions was to provide insurance and other benefits for workers and their families. Over time, just like the CEOs, these labor unions and workers got greedy, therefore, sending many of our jobs overseas or south of the border. Either way, we Americans lose.
The labor force loses but the ceo's still make their money,is it ok for ceo's to make money and not the american worker.If you were in the spot of the labor worker you would want higher wages too,dont blame the unions they are just looking after the worker while the ceo's is worried about himselfthats they use cheap labor.
HDog

Albuquerque, NM

#29 Nov 11, 2010
labor man wrote:
<quoted text>The labor force loses but the ceo's still make their money,is it ok for ceo's to make money and not the american worker.If you were in the spot of the labor worker you would want higher wages too,dont blame the unions they are just looking after the worker while the ceo's is worried about himselfthats they use cheap labor.
Sir, I have been "in the spot of the labor worker". That said, I saw greed and corruption on both ends of the spectrum. There will never be a solution to this argument. The reality of it is, America is losing much needed jobs to foreign entities, and WE Americans are going to have to re-invent ourselves in this ever-changing global economy. The status quo no longer applies.
metalhealth

Austin, TX

#30 Nov 11, 2010
Lone Ranger wrote:
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Think about it Mark, corporations like any other business are in it for the money if we (Americas Government) would allow for a better business climate here in the states these corporation would not go offshore to set up shop. These corporation are being driven out from high wages to even higher regulation setting and until our politicians realizes this they will continue to leave our shores in droves
LOL - while it's true they go where the labor is cheaper, the line about the business climate is ridiculous. CEO and other executive pay in the U.S. has grown rapidly over the past 30 years to the point that the discrepancy between C-level and salaried/hourly worker pay is at an all time high.

Simply translated, corporations would rather outsource jobs to a veritable guerilla war zone than pay slightly higher hourly wages in the U.S.

These corporations are ONLY driven by profit (which is what a business ostensibly should do), but doesn't their behavior seem a little anti-American?
mark

Boulder, CO

#31 Nov 11, 2010
Does anyone know how many work for Electrolux in Mexico? Just curious. The Iowa loss of jobs nearly destroyed two communities with no other work close by. iT IS A DISGRACE.
Too Simplistic

El Paso, TX

#32 Nov 11, 2010
The republican answer is cut taxes for the wealthy taxes. Chomsky once wrote about the private corporate entity as needing appeasement from the populace in a form of bribery called tax cuts. Tax cuts is just another way of giving money to corporations and the wealthy. It's like we are saying, "Hey we will GIVE you money so that maybe you can let a small fraction of your welath trickle down on us."
"Modern industrial civilization has developed within a certain system of convenient myths. The driving force of modern industrial civilization has been individual material gain, which is accepted as legitimate, even praiseworthy, on the grounds that private vices yield public benefits, in the classic formulation. Now, it has long been understood, very well, that a society that is based on this principle will destroy itself in time. It can only persist, with whatever suffering and injustice that it entails, as long as it is possible to pretend that the destructive forces that humans create are limited, that the world is an infinite resource, and that the world is an infinite garbage can. At this stage of history either one of two things is possible. Either the general population will take control of its own destiny and will concern itself with community interests, guided by values of solidarity, sympathy and concern for others, or alternatively there will be no destiny for anyone to control. As long as some specialized class is in a position of authority, it is going to set policy in the special interests that it serves. But the conditions of survival, let alone justice, require rational social planning in the interests of the community as a whole, and by now that means the global community. The question is whether privileged elite should dominate mass communication and should use this power as they tell us they must -- namely to impose necessary illusions, to manipulate and deceive the stupid majority and remove them from the public arena. The question in brief, is whether democracy and freedom are values to be preserved or threats to be avoided. In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than values to be treasured; they may well be essential to survival." -Noam Chomsky
metalhealth wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL - while it's true they go where the labor is cheaper, the line about the business climate is ridiculous. CEO and other executive pay in the U.S. has grown rapidly over the past 30 years to the point that the discrepancy between C-level and salaried/hourly worker pay is at an all time high.
Simply translated, corporations would rather outsource jobs to a veritable guerilla war zone than pay slightly higher hourly wages in the U.S.
These corporations are ONLY driven by profit (which is what a business ostensibly should do), but doesn't their behavior seem a little anti-American?
Chip

El Paso, TX

#33 Nov 11, 2010
Lone Ranger wrote:
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Chip go back to school and you too can become a CEO after all this is still America
.

It is you who needs to learn. Is this what happens someone
agrees with you on "US USA Citizens," pricing ourselves out
of the market. Your response is uncalled for here.

CEO's getting rich on bonuses, average workers wanting
more from employers such as better health care and retirement
support for 401K's. This I want also to for our workers but
the demands of stockholders, CEO's with huge bonuses, workers
wanting too much from a struggling company, consumers wanting
cheaper prices, dollar fluctuations on the world stage, and a
host of other reasons are important. This also includes many
other factors with economics of a competitive market. This is
called the Free market which democracy is based on.

Look again and maybe you can enroll in ECON 101 at your
local College/University.

.
Chip

El Paso, TX

#34 Nov 11, 2010
metalhealth wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL - while it's true they go where the labor is cheaper, the line about the business climate is ridiculous. CEO and other executive pay in the U.S. has grown rapidly over the past 30 years to the point that the discrepancy between C-level and salaried/hourly worker pay is at an all time high.
Simply translated, corporations would rather outsource jobs to a veritable guerilla war zone than pay slightly higher hourly wages in the U.S.
These corporations are ONLY driven by profit (which is what a business ostensibly should do), but doesn't their behavior seem a little anti-American?
.

Agree and while I don't like these jobs leaving the United States. If they do
have to leave it is better they stay in this hemisphere instead of the other
side of the world.

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ezm

Corpus Christi, TX

#35 Nov 11, 2010
Gee I wonder where they'll get their workforce from? Residents from Juarez just want to get out of the dump. About one third of the pop. has left, and currently there are more than 5 schools that have been threatened and are closed down in fear of the kids safety, until further notice.Don't blame them for leaving if their kids can't even get an education.
detroit tony

United States

#36 Nov 12, 2010
how much do you want people in the usa to work for 4.50 and hour. how much is to much and hour. do not put that on the unions.I guess they went them to work for free.
NAFTA

Lancaster, PA

#37 Nov 12, 2010
Repeal NAFTA. I only way we are going to stop the "take this job and ship it" from corporate America is to repeal all the free trade agreements that the idiots in Congress approved. Corporate America and Congress are in bed together and this are the results.

Has El Paso benefited from NAFTA? The answer is a big "NO". Levis and HD Lee left the U.S.A. and many others will continue unless you all make enough noise with those idiots that you voted for in Washington.

Otherwise, stay poor El Paso.
Conservative Revolution

United States

#38 Nov 12, 2010
NAFTA wrote:
Repeal NAFTA. I only way we are going to stop the "take this job and ship it" from corporate America is to repeal all the free trade agreements that the **** in Congress approved. Corporate America and Congress are in bed together and this are the results.
Has El Paso benefited from NAFTA? The answer is a big "NO". Levis and HD Lee left the U.S.A. and many others will continue unless you all make enough noise with those **** that you voted for in Washington.
Otherwise, stay poor El Paso.
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El Topo de Wyoming Street

Bell, CA

#39 Nov 12, 2010
Wow, great news for whoever is selling a mansion in the Country Club area, for the additional manager. Great news for the nearest liquor store, nearest Nordstrom's (assuming the Chuke has Nordstrom by now.....).

Otherwise, American workers continue to get shafted by both political parties, which are just phoney tools of the elite international planning executives of the planet, who could give a hoot about long-term consequences of destroying America's manufacturing base, or anyone else for that matter.
Lillyspad

Santa Fe, NM

#41 Nov 16, 2010
You have got to be kidding !!!!!!!! Why not build a plant in Bagdad too. So let me understand, you move a plant out of the US, you tribute to the unemployment rate of our own, to put build washers in a war zone. You morons of Electrolux "Suck" and should be made to live in Juarez and dodge the bullets.....

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