Worker Dies of Extreme Heat at Non-Un...

Worker Dies of Extreme Heat at Non-Union Auto Plant Georgia

There are 4 comments on the Daily Kos story from Jun 13, 2013, titled Worker Dies of Extreme Heat at Non-Union Auto Plant Georgia. In it, Daily Kos reports that:

Teresa Weaver Pickard , a 42 year-old employee of the Sewon America auto parts plant in LaGrange, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 29. The autopsy could take three to four months due to a backlog of cases, according to Troup County Coroner Jeff Cook.

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debbie

Newnan, GA

#1 Jun 19, 2013
die for 7.25 per hour for an foreign co.
Unions are dinosaurs

United States

#2 Jun 20, 2013
Shameful this is used by some slob to try to save dying unions. Your ranks will not increase. People see how corrupt they are and if they don't just ask me. They care nothing about productivity,quality etc......... They certainly don't care if the employing business turns a profit. If the employing business falls into financial straits and asks its employees for some givebacks the answer is always the same from the union;they have plenty of money;they're just poor mouthing; it's managements fault! Lol!! So transparent! Layoffs every year and union hall doesn't give a damn. I could go on and on. Btw, read the article it is just a one sided hit piece. If you value your jobs-stay clear of unions-dont organize. Otherwise, it will only be a matter of time before the doors close. This tragedy more than likely caused by foreign management accustomed to poor working conditions overseas.
RonW

Loveland, OH

#3 Jun 27, 2013
Just like the union to exploit the death of a worker in hopes of gaining public favor. If they truly cared why don't they take care of the family that's left behind instead of spouting off about how evil management is? If even a sliver of this article is actually factual then of course management needs to address some issues.

As to the comment about all the low wage jobs in the South, only the most uninformed would believe that. Apparently they've never heard that the wages at Toyota and Honda are in line with the Detroit three, and their working conditions are second to none. I know this because I work for Honda and have been to many plants throughout the South.

Just stick to the facts please,if you care at all about this worker or their family.
Unions are dinosaurs

Summerville, SC

#4 Jun 27, 2013
RonW wrote:
Just like the union to exploit the death of a worker in hopes of gaining public favor. If they truly cared why don't they take care of the family that's left behind instead of spouting off about how evil management is? If even a sliver of this article is actually factual then of course management needs to address some issues.
As to the comment about all the low wage jobs in the South, only the most uninformed would believe that. Apparently they've never heard that the wages at Toyota and Honda are in line with the Detroit three, and their working conditions are second to none. I know this because I work for Honda and have been to many plants throughout the South.
Just stick to the facts please,if you care at all about this worker or their family.
agree! But unions+facts=never mind doesn't add up!

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