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Interesting view, other side of auto bailout debate

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SMYRNA, Tenn., Dec. 13 -- People in this small town surrounding one of Nissan's busiest U.S. car plants have followed the news of the auto bailout with particular interest.

Namely, they wonder, what about us?

Nissan is a Japanese automaker, but the Altimas, Maximas and Pathfinders that roll out of the factory are built by locals who are "Americans too," they like to point out. And just like the other automakers, Nissan is inflicting some of the economic pain on its employees, cutting shifts and pay.
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"Over here, we're taking days off without pay to keep the company going, but the unions for the Big Three aren't willing to do that," said Kathy Ward, 54, who has worked 27 years at the sprawling plant here. This year her pay has been cut $5,000 because of days off. "Everyone has to give a little in times like these."

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-13-2008, 09:05 PM
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Kia seems to be doing okay

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Wait, so if the workers help the plant, the plant won't go under? Impossible. The UAW says the plant must submit to the workers.
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fuck the uaw they are the death of gm and ford and chrysler for that matter

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The UAW is not worried about it . Obama will ensure they are taken care of . If he fails to make good on his promises , they will see to it that he gets his in return .

Personally , I think GM should file BK and shed the excess fat but it will come at a pretty steep loss short term .
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Kia, like most Asian car companies have the backing of thier governments, not mention regulation that it nearly impossible to import cars into thier own countries.
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Wait, so if the workers help the plant, the plant won't go under? Impossible. The UAW says the plant must submit to the workers.
Well, Jobs are not created by companies. We all know that if enough workers muddle around together a company will spring up in to existance.
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