Shuttered GM plant to be razed in downtown Indy

Jun 8, 2013 Full story: Daily Journal 8

A shuttered General Motors Corp. stamping plant that once employed more than 6,000 workers near downtown Indianapolis will be demolished this fall after failing to attract a buyer.

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“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jun 9, 2013
Another union success story.
velogeezer

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jun 10, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
Another union success story.
Thanks conservatives for the decades long propaganda campaign to destroy unions and outsource our world class manufacturing base to the commie Chinese and the J.A.P.s

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Jun 10, 2013
velogeezer wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks conservatives for the decades long propaganda campaign to destroy unions and outsource our world class manufacturing base to the commie Chinese and the J.A.P.s
Congratulations on getting that completely backwards. But then, I suspect you're a union guy so it's no surprise.
velogeezer

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jun 10, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
<quoted text>
Congratulations on getting that completely backwards. But then, I suspect you're a union guy so it's no surprise.
I don't belong to a union. I did once. I found it a positive democratic experience. Why do you hate the idea of unions? Do you belong to a rich and privileged family?

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Jun 10, 2013
velogeezer wrote:
<quoted text>I don't belong to a union. I did once. I found it a positive democratic experience. Why do you hate the idea of unions? Do you belong to a rich and privileged family?
Unions foster lazy employees. They do not care about success or the company or product, only about getting paid.

I have been in 3 unions in my life. All three involved a more senior worker telling me the standard 'slow down you...'+(don't have to work so fast, are making the rest of us look bad, or are making me have to work too hard).

Unions extort pay from the employer through threats rather than incenting employees to earn more by becoming more valuable employees.

I have known several union workers who bragged about the fact they got paid for sleeping on their shift.

Unions strangle growth, productivity and quality. Unions forced employers to move their work overseas because they have virtually zero ability to make sensible business decisions due to unions calling the shots.

And the answer is 'No' to your last question.
velogeezer

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jun 10, 2013
Congratulations. Welcome to the brotherhood of the brain washed.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#7 Jun 20, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
<quoted text>
Unions foster lazy employees.
That is untrue. I worked in a union factory many years. There were a few goof offs of course, like most anywhere. But most were dedicated workers. I worked with thousands of union workers. We worked HARD!
The Ultimate Kaptoz

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Jun 21, 2013
I also know many union workers who worked hard but blundered their wealth on bass boats, lake homes, and gambling daily. The strippers adore union workers, Let's not forget many of those union jobs are mostly unskilled labor with very little education needed to do those jobs.Imagine had Obama said that, Wait he did say when asked when will all those jobs outsourced comeback to America, He said to this woman. Many of those jobs we don't want back , They are mostly unskilled jobs he said . So millions of out of work people here in America, Obama more or less says. If it's not a high paying union job that we can control and squeeze out all of it's profits, Then we don't want those jobs back. To Mr unionite dollarbills . Ask John Kerry why he had his huge $12 million dollar yacht built in New Zealand instead of here in America.Bill Clinton loved outsourcing millions of jobs to China and Mexico, It was Bill Clinton who signed NAFTA INTO LAW A Democrats who voted to pass it, They could've said no, So they are as guilty as the Republicans who wanted NAFTA passed, Bill Clinton got on the phone with the Mexican President then to convince him that NAFTA WAS A WIN WIN FOR MEXICO, He also had the Canadian President to help convince the Mexican President it would bring so many jobs to Canada and Mexico, That it did exactly. That was the reason it was passed and signed into law by Bill Clinton The greatest outsourcer of American jobs, But Obama will surpass even Bill Clinton in outsourcing , spending, and wasting tax dollars and the biggest National DEBT under any sitting President of America. The National Debt by the time Obama leaves office will be about 25 trillion.Now tell me this Mr DOLLARBILLS, wHO WILL YOU BLAME FOR Obama's blunders, It was many of you're beloved Unions that got Obama elected twice.That's okay because the media says GM AND CHRYSLER ARE BACK, Obama saved the auto industry AS THEY SAY LOL. tHAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS ARE AUTO WORKERS. I believe Ford didn't take the money from the GOVT for a huge bailout . Now they are attacking FORDA CARS AGAIN SAYING THEY AREN'T AS RELIABLE LOL. yET NOW GM AND CHYSLER CARS HAVE THE HIGHEST RESALE VALUE LOL. How ironic the two that got bailed out by tax payers dollars now boats and say they make better cars lol. Yet they haven't paid the tax payers back for being bailed out, Yet they are handing out huge bonus checks to auto workers and the CEO'S. Still the tax payers haven't been paid back They instead say Hey auto workers are tax payers also lol. Guess what if you make $45 grand a year, You pay no income taxes .They don't mention that.

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