Debate over placing tariffs on socks from Honduras splits Fort Payne, Alabama, community
There are 2 comments on the Birmingham News Online story from Nov 27, 2007, titled Debate over placing tariffs on socks from Honduras splits Fort Payne, Alabama, community. In it, Birmingham News Online reports that:
“There's a lot of people already going just week-to-week, and it's trying on them”
The decision over whether to slap tariffs on socks from Honduras would seem like a no-brainer for sock makers in Alabama who have been struggling under a flood of foreign imports, hemorrhaging jobs and closing ... via Birmingham News Online
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#1 Nov 27, 2007
The sock industry in Fort Payne is slowly being dismantled piece by piece. The owners/corporate are selling the community down the river for the sake of lining the shareholders pockets. The 180 degree turn in their views on the tariff is so telling. How many times have we heard the phrase "it's business as usual" All hosiery industry employees no matter who they work for - MUST WATCH OUT FOR THEMSELVES!!! VI and the good ole' boys are gone by the way side. Everything is a spin these days - if you think it is going to last more than 3 to 5 years you are dreaming.
#2 Nov 29, 2007
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