Goodyear set to cut 500 jobs in France

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will cut as many as 500 jobs at two French factories, move production to lower-cost locations in Europe and eliminate some products. Full Story
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#21 Jan 31, 2008
Pointer Outer wrote:
If a company like Ford, or Goodyear, or GE wants to have a bunch of uneducated laborers making inferior products that hurt the company image, let them.
Companies like Ford, Goodyear and GE were founded on the uneducated laborer. Those uneducated laborers learned to make great products for dollars a WEEK. These same companies promised their workers retirement benefits and are now denying them.
I worked for years to get the pay I receive each union involved. Skilled tradesmen and laborers are fast becoming a thing of the past because no one wants to start at the bottom and work their way to the top of the pay scale. This younger generation needs to produce more laborers or else everything we use here in the good ol' USA will be manufactured by some other country.

United States

#22 Jan 31, 2008
Just read over my previous comment and realized it sounds as if I am behind the big companies. Let me clarify...I am NOT a fan of these big companies at all. I was just stating that the companies were founded with uneducated laborers. If these companies were less greedy...and Americans were more thriftful...well I am sure you can catch my meaning.

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Dewitt, MI

#23 Feb 2, 2008
Canadian Border wrote:
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Talk about BURNING Rubber!

Hyattsville, MD

#25 Aug 6, 2008
gfd109 wrote:
Dont blame the union workers, it was Goodyear who agrees at contract time to pay these higher wages. They didnt have to agree with the contract!
They could've not agreed, and dealt with an even longer strike. THAT would have been better for business.

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