TheHiddenFlask Clemson Fan The Welsh red light district Member since Jul 2008 16475 posts
re: why aren't there more factory jobs in the South? (Posted on 12/12/12 at 12:47 pm to LSULEFTY)
quote: Rather in the Red States where you don't have to join a Union. I just don't get this union stuff. People can't run their own business?
There are a ton of legacy factories in the rust belt because 60 years ago, getting the raw materials to the site was the most expensive part of manufacturing.
The unions have suffocated the manufacturers in the union states because they know that moving a factory is incredibly expensive and they can screw their employers. What they don't realize is that they are past the tipping point and manufacturing jobs aren't being added there.
The recently built plants have been mostly in RTW states. No?
CITWTT LSU Fan baton rouge Member since Sep 2005 29020 posts
re: why aren't there more factory jobs in the South? (Posted on 12/12/12 at 4:19 pm to LSULEFTY)
Most of the older factories existed in the north since the early part of last century and became unionized back then as well. If you look at the newer factories (domestic or foriegn) they are in the south. The Saturn factory was the first non-union factory operated by GM. A trip through the BMW factory will blow your mind in terms of how thier employees are treated. The cafeteria is a notch below a three star restaurant for what is offered. Everyone that works at it eats the same meal offerings from janitor to the manager of operations.