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#1 Rampant honesty in a letter from Goodyear CEO. Just.... ouch.
Posted by DarthVader 2013-02-20 09:18||
#2 Wow that's gotta leave a mark.
Do you suppose he'll get a nasty note from the AFLCIO?
Posted by Bill Clinton 2013-02-20 09:53||
#3 We have industries in the U.S. where one is hard-pressed to find jobs within the industry where workers work more than three hours/day. The unions have had their way here too.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-20 10:27||
#4 ...something in the timeline of the triumph of the UAW in the late 60s/early 70s where real work ended up about 3 hours a day per average employee because the absent/drugged/drunk union member couldn't be fired. Then the Arab oil embargo struck and American's tried Japanese cars which not only got good mileage, but had incredible quality assurance not found on the UAW assembly lines, and a delivery price that didn't nickle and dime customers for every little feature other than the frame. The rest is history.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-20 11:12||
#5 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co's Amiens Nord plant employs 1,250 workers, who have been battling demands that they work more shifts or accept layoffs. The government said in January that the site faced imminent closure.
1st law of parasites: Don't kill the host!
Some unions just don't get it.
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-02-20 11:33||
#6 I spent a few months several years ago doing computer consulting at GM in Flint. The surrounding area is like a ghost town by way of Mad Max.
I've rarely seen such lethargy among a workforce. They weren't aggresively anti-management or pro-union they just didn't give a rip.
Given the quality of leadership and intelligence of mgmt. that I witnessed I wasn't surprised.
Posted by Alanc 2013-02-20 12:16||
#7 I'm sorry, but this "U.S. boss" is an idiot.
I have worked in France, and French workers have one of the highest efficiency rate worldwide. Not everything may be well in La douce France, but workers do work and those 2 hour lunch breaks are a thing of the past.
Unions are stronger in France and the mind may be more rebellious but people are not lazy in France.
Posted by European Conservative 2013-02-20 15:44||
#8 I have worked in France, and French workers have one of the highest efficiency rate worldwide.
Were these white or blue collar workers?
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-20 16:13||
Posted by European Conservative 2013-02-20 16:26||
#10 According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), France is ranked just after the U.S. and Norway for hourly labor productivity, calculated by dividing gross domestic product by the number of hours worked.
Posted by European Conservative 2013-02-20 16:29||
#11 AFAIK the AFL-CIO, espec the Teamsters, are now as po'ed at the Bammer as anyone in the GOP-Right.
ITV, they don't see OWG + "Globalism" doing anything positive for US Unions save eliminating them in favor of anti-Unionism + so-called "Outsourcing".
THE MSM-NET IS FULL OF ARTICS OF HOW FOREIGN WORKERS WILL BE "COMING TO AMERICA/AMERIKA", BUT NOTHING ABOUT US WORKERS' HAVING JOBS OVERSEAS OR MOVING TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES FOR WORK IN RIGHTEOUS "GLOBALIST" EXCHANGE.
Reminds me of JFK's failure to get the Mafia back into Cuba by his failure vee the Bay of Pigs to overthrow Uncle Fidel.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-20 19:19||