112 die in Walmart clothing factory fire
Posted in the Winthrop Forum
#1 Mar 22, 2013
#4 Mar 24, 2013
As long as we buy this inexpensive clothing, it will be produced and sold in this country. And Walmart is not the only buyer of this stuff. I've seen labels made in Bangladesh, Pakistan,China, etc. in many higher end stores.
#5 Mar 25, 2013
I agree,we need our own factories making stuff then more jobs help the economy usa need to stop depending on other countries for making us things open up our own factories etc.
Since: Mar 13
#6 Mar 26, 2013
I agree with you but, we did have are own factories before and all of them grew legs and went overseas or cross the border over in Mexico, It is very hard to find anything american made anymore. The biggest private employer in Mexico is General Motor. There is more jobs in the US and we are going to make illegal immigrant legal now so they can use our system. well I better stop here cuz i could go on with this all day
#7 Mar 26, 2013
the ONLY thing that will save local economies like Massena's and thousands like it all over the USA are living wage jobs. Usually that means manufacturing jobs. Lack of jobs is the main underlying cause of our crime and drug problems.
Look at what has happened here since GM began downsizing and then closed. Alcoa employs less people. The business the GM employees gave to area businesses is gone, and so are the businesses. How many closed Massena businesses can you name?
All the stores in the now nearly empty mall.....I don't understand how the mall can stay open. Thank God for Canadians, except when they are driving.
All the stores downtown, the restaurants.
At least the bars and the drug dealers are getting business. And social workers at Dept of Social Services.
If town and local legislators would get a plan together to get good jobs in the area, I would knock on doors and make phone calls if that's what it took. But they have to first realize things like that repainting store fronts downtown won't fix the economy.
#8 Mar 26, 2013
I mean to specifically mention that yes, I agree they did sprout legs and run to Asia, that is the sad truth about American corporations...they love the welfare they get from Uncle Sam and the taxpayer but they don't like to employ that tax payer.
There must be SOME US companies that are still loyal, responsible, and manufacture in the US. But getting them to come here is the trick. This site doesn't represent us very well, I hope nobody outside Massena looks at it.
#9 Mar 26, 2013
We need to appeal to our representatives in the government, both state and federal. They're the ones who voted to allow, even encouraged the businesses to pack up, in hopes of equanimity from China and Mexico. They wanted an opportunity to send our goods there to develop a market. But the citizens of those countries work for pennies, so it was not well thought out and has not happened.
This state has always had trouble attracting businesses. Fees and taxes are high, so other states win out. The buy local movement is smart, although it seems to be mostly agricultural, but the premise is to keep local dollars local.
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