Has anyone noticed that Nissan is being very quiet? They release small tidbits every now and then that amount to nothing. They are also making their workers take an extra week off at Christmas, but unlike GM workers they are not getting ANY pay unless they take their own personal paid-time-off or vacation time, if they have any left because they've been having to use it for the 4 day weeks they have been working and will continue to work after Christmas break. It is affecting all automobile plants and if the big 3 fall the others may not be too far behind. The suppliers that supply parts for the big 3 also supply the others in the U.S., but their biggest percentage is from the big 3. If they go under so will suppliers, which will trickle down to the others and so on and so forth...Get the picture Mr Corker?It bothers me also that the GOP's poster boy is ignoring the deteriorating conditions of non-union foreign auto makers. Recognizing that it's bad all over would take away the Republicans' favorite scapegoat, union workers.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
An Enclave reader observes: