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    Ford to open new plant in Mexico

    US giant Ford is to invest $3bn (£1.5bn) in a new car plant in Mexico, the biggest investment in the country's manufacturing sector.
    Mr Mullaly said: "We are convinced the geographic location as well as Mexico's highly qualified labour force and economic stability make this decision the right one for our business."
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7428952.stm

    *cough* NAFTA *cough *cough*


    /discuss

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    figures ....
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    A**holes, they have an empty plant here where I line in Norfolk VA due to cut backs.


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    Mr Mullaly said: "We are convinced the geographic location as well as Mexico's cheap labour force and economic stability make this decision the right one for our business."
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    Quote Originally Posted by mnosteele52 View Post
    A**holes, they have an empty plant here where I line in Norfolk VA due to cut backs.

    yeah they used to do the Rangers there I believe.. my old Dana plant used to ship down there. I've been to it once for a problem in the yard once..big place!

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    I'm sad that Ford has decided to outsource labor, but to compete anymore it's almost required.

    However I am tickled pink thinking about how miffed the UAW probably is. They can't do a damn thing about it either. Bit of thier own medicine really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brembo View Post
    However I am tickled pink thinking about how miffed the UAW probably is. They can't do a damn thing about it either. Bit of thier own medicine really.
    agreed..the days of the unions are done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    agreed..the days of the unions are done.

    Wait no, not what I'm saying.

    Unions are a good idea, work well and can be helpful for a healthy company. They offer an outlet for workers grievances and keep relations on an even keel.

    The UAW however has become the foil of the company it "feeds" upon. Abusing power, being deceitful and generally taking advantage of Ford's need for skilled labor. Now that Ford no longer has that monolithic "always be there" stigma the union now has to play nicely with it's host. Quit making demands that hurt the bottom line, quit making demands based on feelings and make decisions that better the bottom line and keep the production lines moving.

    I'm a big fan of karma and the UAW just got a big stinky face-full of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzo View Post
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7428952.stm

    *cough* NAFTA *cough *cough*


    /discuss
    I'm with ya man. NAFTA is a terrible policy that has hurt this country in so many ways.

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    One problem is that the UAW is agaisnt the type of all in one plants that Ford wants to build, thats why they're moving to mexico, and why they have a plant in Brazil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    the days of the unions are done.
    No they're not. Unions still have their place as long as they have their head on straight. The UAW is just a bad union.

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