Angry French workers facing layoffs h...

Angry French workers facing layoffs hold 4 bosses at Caterpilla...

There are 37 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 31, 2009, titled Angry French workers facing layoffs hold 4 bosses at Caterpilla.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Angry French workers facing layoffs at a Caterpillar factory detained four of their bosses Tuesday at the U.S. manufacturer's plant in the Alps and refused to let them leave the premises, union representatives said.

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J_Unemployed

Chicago, IL

#21 Apr 1, 2009
We should take note from the French and do the same here. Automakers going bankrupt after taking stimulus money = someone besides the rest of us has to pay for that mess.

“Cool Logic - Burning Passion”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#22 Apr 1, 2009
Wally B wrote:
"Workers of the world UNITE! You have nothing to lose but your chains!"
...maybe Marx was right
Remember in a pre election poll, over 50% of Democrats said that socialism was "OK"...

Wasn't this tried in the USSR? Perhaps too long ago for Wally B, the snot nose.
Chet

AOL

#23 Apr 1, 2009
Wally B wrote:
"Workers of the world UNITE! You have nothing to lose but your chains!"

...maybe Marx was right
Karl or Groucho?
Righteous

Fort Pierce, FL

#24 Apr 1, 2009
Why wrote:
An Indian walks into a cafe with a shotgun in one hand pulling a male buffalo with the other. He says to the waiter:'Want coffee.' The waiter says,'Sure, Chief. Coming right up.'
He gets the Indian a tall mug of coffee.
The Indian drinks the coffee down in one gulp, turns and
Blasts the buffalo with the shotgun, causing parts of the animal to splatter everywhere and then just walks out.
The next morning the Indian returns.
He has his shotgun in one hand, pulling another male buffalo with the other.
He walks up to the counter and says to the waiter 'Want a coffee.'
The waiter says 'Whoa, Tonto!
We are still cleaning up your mess from yesterday.
What was all that about, anyway?'
The Indian smiles and proudly says..'Training for position in United States Congress: Come in, drink coffee; shoot the bull, leave mess for others to clean up, then disappear for rest of day.
Who told you that? Chief. A good friend. My friend said that all I have to do is act just Like Bobby Scott or Jim Webb. Why did he tell you those two? Because they are the biggest, do nothing in the house or the senate.
That's just too dam funny!!! Thanks for the laugh
DJS

Guangzhou, China

#25 Apr 1, 2009
Raymond wrote:
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Not in America of course! Americans just roll over in the face of capitalist greed! LOL
No, Americans work hard to save money to save France once again in the next war. Frogs dont fight, they strike and kidnap.
Cyclone

United States

#26 Apr 1, 2009
How did this take so long? They should have just sent in a German to talk to them - the French would have given up in minutes.
Raymond

Cabriès, France

#27 Apr 2, 2009
DJS wrote:
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No, Americans work hard to save money to save France once again in the next war. Frogs dont fight, they strike and kidnap.
Now how could an ignoramous know that. LMAO
DJS

Guangzhou, China

#28 Apr 2, 2009
Raymond wrote:
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Now how could an ignoramous know that. LMAO
I didnt realize you did know that
Raymond

Cabriès, France

#29 Apr 2, 2009
DJS wrote:
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I didnt realize you did know that
Clearly not Chinese. I smell a stupid American. LOL
Witnessthetruth

Branford, FL

#30 Apr 2, 2009
I knew the French were winos. I didn't know they were whiners. Here's another tactic these union crazies could use, burn down the factory. That will sure get their jobs back. You think?!
Eric Cartman

Marcus Hook, PA

#31 Apr 2, 2009
Raymond wrote:
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Clearly not Chinese. I smell a stupid American. LOL
HAAAAAHAHAHAHA!!
An AMERICAN smelling a FRENCHMAN!!
OMG that is the FUNNIEST thing I've ever read!!!
Raymond

Cabriès, France

#32 Apr 2, 2009
Eric Cartman wrote:
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HAAAAAHAHAHAHA!!
An AMERICAN smelling a FRENCHMAN!!
OMG that is the FUNNIEST thing I've ever read!!!
You've got it the wrong way round stupid boy!

Try reading and understanding posts before replying. Typical low life American, thinks his balls are his brains. LMAO
Raymond

Cabriès, France

#33 Apr 2, 2009
Witnessthetruth wrote:
I knew the French were winos. I didn't know they were whiners. Here's another tactic these union crazies could use, burn down the factory. That will sure get their jobs back. You think?!
No fear of that! However, American junkfood outlets are a different matter LOL
Hugh G Rection

North Webster, IN

#34 Apr 2, 2009
don't you know why the french have trees lining all of their streets?

because the germans like to march in the shade.

do you know why french pleasure boats have glass bottoms?

because they want to see their military ships.
Witnessthetruth

Branford, FL

#35 Apr 2, 2009
Raymond wrote:
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No fear of that! However, American junkfood outlets are a different matter LOL
So long as they serve "Freedom-Fries", I can deal with it.
Eric Cartman

Marcus Hook, PA

#36 Apr 3, 2009
Raymond wrote:
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You've got it the wrong way round stupid boy!
Try reading and understanding posts before replying. Typical low life American, thinks his balls are his brains. LMAO
No, no, no......wait.....trying to get my composure here….ahhhhh…...BWAAAAAHAHAHAH AHA! I CAN’T DO IT!!

A FRENCHMEN SAYING AMERICANS SMELL!!

BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!! TOO MUCH, MAURICE, JUST TOO MUCH!! I'M LAUGHING SO HARD I'M CRYING!!

“Freedom is not Free”

Since: Nov 08

Berwyn, IL

#37 Apr 3, 2009
Lay the lazy pigs off.

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