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Displaced workers anxious to start

While I agree the Delphi salary employees were done a great injustice, there are a few aspects of this paticular series of events that most people do not seem to recognize. The executives, engineers, and managers at all levels were the agents of their own demise; they worked tirelessly, constantly formulating methods to lower costs by finding ways to shift manufacturing to low wage countries thus reducing the North American workforce. Brazil, Mexico, China, and India benefitted while Delphi in this country languished and eventually was destroyed. The IUE and UAW were not blameless by any means, but when the downward spiral was realized they accepted many concessions at the bargaining table...too little too late. One important thing to consider is that Delphi salary had many oppotunities to organize with a union or form their own but they looked upon this option with disdain as they always considered unions as some sort of enemy, not co-workers (a step above, if you will). One must wonder had the salary workers been unionized and blessed with a little foresight, they may have questioned the job security being sacrificed with the choice of profits over the preservation of good paying AMERICAN jobs. Had they only said; hey, wait a minute, what are we doing here?

May 21, 2010 at 7:12 p.m. suggest removal

Will Obama come empty handed?

While I agree the Delphi salary employees were done a great injustice, there are a few aspects of this paticular series of events that most people do not seem to recognize. The executives, engineers, and managers at all levels were the agents of their own demise; they worked tirelessly, constantly formulating methods to lower costs by finding ways to shift manufacturing to low wage countries thus reducing the North American workforce. Brazil, Mexico, China, and India benefitted while Delphi in this country languished and eventually was destroyed. The IUE and UAW were not blameless by any means, but when the downward spiral was realized they accepted many concessions at the bargaining table...too little too late. One important thing to consider is that Delphi salary had many oppotunities to organize with a union or form their own but they looked upon this option with disdain as they always considered unions as some sort of enemy, not co-workers (a step above, if you will). One must wonder had the salary workers been unionized and blessed with a little foresight, they may have questioned the job security being sacrificed with the choice of profits over the preservation of good paying AMERICAN jobs. Had they only said; hey, wait a minute, what are we doing here?

May 17, 2010 at 11:46 p.m. suggest removal

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