Last week, Cequent management made public a preliminary decision to move the work to Mexico, with a final decision to be made on November 19th.
While dozens of Cequent workers today lined the streets and shouted at passing cars and trucks, they also quietly made calls to the likes of the editors of the New York Times.
“It’s not to embarrass them (Cequent), it’s to tell them that we’re here for you, we’ve been here for all these years and we need the job, the United States needs these jobs now,” said Deb Hathaway, Vice President of United Steelworkers local 9550.
A source close to the situation tells News Center 16 that the overall cost for production workers at the Goshen plant is $28.78 per hour, while the total cost for production labor in Mexico is just $4.08. The source said the overall cost of skilled labor at the Goshen plant is $32.83, while in Mexico it’s just $5.53.
Lower Manhattan goes dark during superstorm Sandy, on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, as seen from the Brooklyn Heights promenade in the Brooklyn borough of New York. One World Trade Center, background center, remains brightly lit. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
At least 16 U.S. deaths were blamed on the storm, which brought the presidential campaign to a halt a week before Election Da. Sandy also killed 66 people in the Caribbean.
Indiana Michigan Power is sending about 40 crews to help get the power back on after Sandy rolls through.
A 2011 study by the NHTSA of crash data involving law enforcement found that 55 percent of 733 on-duty officers who died in crashes between 1980 and 2008 did not have their seat belts fastened.
And 19 percent of them, or 139 officers, were ejected from their vehicles. Compare that to an estimated 84 percent of U.S. drivers who do use their seat belts.
“Well, that’s not fair at all. If I have to use mine, so do the cops who write the tickets,” Lafayette resident Brian Collins told The Star Press of Muncie. “They need to lead by example.”
Indiana had 19 officer fatalities during the NHTSA report’s time frame.
Hurricane Sandy has shut down production on at least half a dozen New York television shows and feature films, but none more ironically than Russell Crowe’s “Noah.”
According to the latest Rasmussen state polls, Mitt Romney is in position to win the presidency; he should win at least 279 electoral votes. Romney leads in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, and New Hampshire; Obama leads in Nevada.
Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford (D) has fallen under scrutiny from Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) for informing residents of Atlantic City that they could stick around during Hurricane Sandy. Christie ranted:
Net sales for third quarter increased 6.7% compared to the year ago period, resulting primarily from increased sales within the original equipment and retail channels. Sales increases were the result of newer product launches and continued market share gains. Third quarter operating profit increased compared to the prior year period as a result of higher sales levels, excluding the costs incurred related to the relocation of certain production to a lower cost country. Third quarter operating profit margin declined slightly primarily due to an increase in selling, general and administrative expenses in support of an acquisition in Brazil and other growth initiatives, and a less favorable product sales mix. The Company continues to reduce fixed costs and leverage Cequent’s strong brand positions and new products for increased market share in the United States and faster growing markets.
A New York University class on transnational terrorism is requiring students to “hypothetically plan a terrorist attack” — and shocked cops say the outrageous lesson plan is an insult to the officers killed on Sept. 11.
The controversial course, taught by former Navy criminal investigator Marie-Helen Maras, asks the pupils to “step into [a terrorist’s] shoes” and write a 10- to 15-page paper on their battle plan.
Sen. John McCain once again joined us to discuss Richard Mourdock’s comments, and the latest developments on the Libya scandal.