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tptedge1 said...

"The cheap price is long forgotten after the sale is made" could also apply to the bump in wage and bennies which are long forgotten after the plant closes.Check the history of the unions in recent years. How did life work out for the workers in Spring Hill, TN at the Saturn plant? Look at Detroit falling to the ground quite literally with pensions, bennies, and wages that could no longer be supported. How many billions of dollars were disseminated to two thirds of Detroit to avoid bankruptcy using hard earned tax dollars, tax dollars from "all" of us that will never be repaid and for the privilege of car/truck prices most of us can't afford. It is a far better idea to have jobs for generations than here today and gone tomorrow! So you want a few increases so the rest of us can bail you out. No Thanks! It is all numbers and there is no magic to numbers unless you cook the books figuratively and literally! Car manufactures have thrived in the South due to the lack of Unionism and right to work states. If the unions were conducting representation on behalf of the workers and not political gain which equals a "fat" living for the upper crust of the union then that is an honest and feasible path to follow but.......

April 16, 2013 at 1:24 p.m.

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