ArvinMeritor plant cutting 47 jobs

ArvinMeritor plant cutting 47 jobs

There are 21 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Feb 13, 2009, titled ArvinMeritor plant cutting 47 jobs. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Mark Barrett * [email protected] * published February 13, 2009 11:56 am FLETCHER ArvinMeritor is laying off 47 hourly workers at its truck axle parts plant here effective Monday.

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Jake

Asheville, NC

#1 Feb 13, 2009
Shameful. How many new workers will be hired in Asia by ArvinMeritor?
grmofasheville

Lancaster, SC

#2 Feb 13, 2009
Mt thoughts and prayers go out for you, it is only going to get worse. now go out and vote for Obama again.
Ghost

Auburn, AL

#3 Feb 13, 2009
Jake wrote:
Shameful. How many new workers will be hired in Asia by ArvinMeritor?
#1 - It will be in Monterrey, Mexico - Not China.

#2 - The sad thing is that when & if the economy rebounds ArvinMeritor has implemented a "two tier" wage system where any new hires at the Fletcher plant will top out in pay at $15 per hour - these are 47 $20 per hour jobs that are gone from WNC and will not be back.
Jake

Asheville, NC

#4 Feb 13, 2009
Ghost wrote:
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#1 - It will be in Monterrey, Mexico - Not China.
#2 - The sad thing is that when & if the economy rebounds ArvinMeritor has implemented a "two tier" wage system where any new hires at the Fletcher plant will top out in pay at $15 per hour - these are 47 $20 per hour jobs that are gone from WNC and will not be back.
$20/hr jobs lost at ArvinMeritor and much less paying jobs created at the new Lowes. The middle class is disappearing from WNC.
J HOCK

Canton, NC

#6 Feb 13, 2009
Ghost wrote:
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#1 - It will be in Monterrey, Mexico - Not China.
#2 - The sad thing is that when & if the economy rebounds ArvinMeritor has implemented a "two tier" wage system where any new hires at the Fletcher plant will top out in pay at $15 per hour - these are 47 $20 per hour jobs that are gone from WNC and will not be back.
rotflmao What do you call PINNACLE STAFFING ? They have had a two wage at this Salt mine for years.Some of their temp. employees have worked there for years.Heres your sign they are not going to hire you.
Ghost

Auburn, AL

#7 Feb 14, 2009
J HOCK wrote:
<quoted text>rotflmao What do you call PINNACLE STAFFING ? They have had a two wage at this Salt mine for years.Some of their temp. employees have worked there for years.Heres your sign they are not going to hire you.
You are absolutely correct about the temporary workers, this company has taken advantage of temps. for years - but I think if I had worked for "years" as a temp - & still didn't get hired someone should tell me "here's your sign"

P.S. nice touch on your sign in name - lol
Valentine

Weaverville, NC

#8 Feb 15, 2009
Salt mine LOL you got that right..
lets ride

United States

#10 Mar 3, 2009
Just wondering.......are you guys union?

Since: Jul 08

Greenville, SC

#11 Mar 4, 2009
lets ride wrote:
Just wondering.......are you guys union?
They are NOT union.
lets ride

United States

#12 Mar 4, 2009
Was just wondering. The plant that I work for , is not union either. We have taken steps to prevent future layoffs, but its hard, when you have to take a week off with no pay, but then it is better then a layoff. We have had one large layoff, elimination of a line, and a couple medium size layoffs(if there is such a thing). We do have some temps working but very few.There are other sister plants which are struggling too, and they will be closing one oe plant and 3 others but no none knows who it will be. As far as anyone knows its all a big chess game. I would like to say it will all get better, but I would be lying to myself. I just hope that I can hang on to my job, after the next rumored layoff.
Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#13 Mar 4, 2009
Jake wrote:
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$20/hr jobs lost at ArvinMeritor and much less paying jobs created at the new Lowes. The middle class is disappearing from WNC.
Guess I am lucky to be in the low class.$8/hr job.

“Warning I misspell Get over it”

Since: Aug 07

Asheville NC

#14 Mar 4, 2009
This is horrible, absolutely horrible.

We need a miracle to stop this bleeding of jobs out of our country.
Jake

Asheville, NC

#15 Mar 5, 2009
Keith former Gun-bunny wrote:
<quoted text> Guess I am lucky to be in the low class.$8/hr job.
As jobs are lost to China and Mexico, many people are joining your ranks. Some are moving away from cities with high costs of living. If jobs dont improve in Asheville, it will transform into a stereotypical Latin American society where there are few wealthy individuals, no middle class, and countless poor.

“Life as good as you let it be”

Since: Dec 07

Leicester, NC

#16 Mar 5, 2009
Ghost wrote:
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#1 - It will be in Monterrey, Mexico - Not China.
#2 - The sad thing is that when & if the economy rebounds ArvinMeritor has implemented a "two tier" wage system where any new hires at the Fletcher plant will top out in pay at $15 per hour - these are 47 $20 per hour jobs that are gone from WNC and will not be back.
#1 - I have heard that the plant that they have in Mexico is not totally up and running. I think they are still in the start up mode trying to get all the bugs and kinks worked out.

#2 - If the economy some how rebounds in the next year or so, these 47 laid off workers probably still have recall rights and will come back in at there departing wages.
morristown tn

Columbia, TN

#17 Mar 7, 2009
we just had a layoff of about 49 people here

Since: Jul 08

Greenville, SC

#18 Mar 7, 2009
morristown tn wrote:
we just had a layoff of about 49 people here
They're close to bankruptcy.
lets ride

United States

#19 Mar 7, 2009
How can you guys bbe close to bankruptcy, when the company just got military contracts for 20 billion? You also have a contract pending apparently for military shocks......as the proto were made approved?
Jake

Asheville, NC

#20 Mar 9, 2009
lets ride wrote:
How can you guys bbe close to bankruptcy, when the company just got military contracts for 20 billion? You also have a contract pending apparently for military shocks......as the proto were made approved?
The inability to pay back loans leads to bankruptcy. ArvinMeritor's long term debt far exceeds their total capital.
morristown

Columbia, TN

#21 Oct 27, 2009
Ghost wrote:
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#1 - It will be in Monterrey, Mexico - Not China.
#2 - The sad thing is that when & if the economy rebounds ArvinMeritor has implemented a "two tier" wage system where any new hires at the Fletcher plant will top out in pay at $15 per hour - these are 47 $20 per hour jobs that are gone from WNC and will not be back.
There doing the two-tier wage system here.I guess the best talent will be hired by the plant down the road.How much are they really saving.
CitizenJ

Columbus, OH

#22 Mar 17, 2011
A few years ago I lost my job because of union attempts to organize. Of course, it was never explicitly stated, but when it came time to close 10% of the plants in the US because of the recession, guess which one was chosen. Unions have their purpose; but the world has changed....the days of a forklift driver with a HS education making $30/hr with full medical, retirement, and the ability to thumb their nose at any attempt to change things are over. The US can not compete with most manufacturers overseas.

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