I hope the 800 IL Striking Caterpillar Like Their Unemployment Checks!!!

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    See the problem with Union negotiations! They are similar to collectivist thinking. One for all and all for one. Basically they want Caterpillar to commit to raises for everyone, instead of merit raises on individuals. That is the BETTER method, but these PRIVELEGED workers demand more! They don't care that Caterpillar has seen a slow down in China, Europe and Brazil. Doesn't matter to the colectivist! Not a bit!

    Then they complain about having to pay more for health benefits. I complainted to when it happened to me, but than again I didn't vote for Obama, like these Union goons did. Obaminationcare is a flawed program. It says no preexisting conditions on anyone saying the added costs to the insurance companies will be offset by forcing healthy people to get insurance. Ya right! What Obaminationcare is doing is raising insurance costs and premiums on EVERYONE! Companies and WORKERS are having to pay more.

    Caterpillar knew it was coming so they planned two things: (1) Get the replacement workers in place (from what I heard in the local news, applications poured in and keep pouring in from around the country) and (2) Start building a plant in a business and tax friendly state and get the hell out of IL (see GA below).

    Ask their Union brothers in Canada what unjust and boneheaded striking got them? Pink Slips! Closed a 62 year old plant and got it relocated to Indiana, where 250 Canadian jobs were lost and 250 American jobs were found!


    Canada workers unjustly strike forcing Caterpillar to close the 62 year old plant, lay off everyone and move the plant to the Indiana! Oh Cannnnnaaaada!

    Mentioned on the local news where the 800+ jobs will move to!
     
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    Anyone know if the labor board will be going after Caterpillar? After all, isn't this similar to the Boeing thing not too long ago?
     
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    The union stooge mentality.

    Screw them and relocate the facility to a right to work state. Then all the stooges have to do is bend over and grab their ankles.
     
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    Good for CAT.

    I know they got a much better work environment and tax situation in Indiana and will do well in GA.

    The Unions are killing themselves.

    Wonder if they will ever wake the fuck up??
     
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    its Canada TO USA,so they cann0ot do sqaut.

    obama will be claiming credit for this 'in-sourcing' any minute now...but, I wonder why Illinois missed out on 2 Caterpillar plants in the last 2 years...:eusa_think:
     
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    Unions are socialist in their very nature. They breed mediocrity among their membership. When everyone is paid the same amount, and their pay raised in the same amount, regardless of their contribution, it is human nature to work in the same manner as the worst member in the group. Why put out extra effort and raise yourself above someone else if there is no reward for doing so?
     
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    Local news is speculating the new plant being built in GA is the destination. However, they have expanded the IN plant big time to accommodate the closing of the London, Canada plant, so the new RIGHT TO WORK STATE of Indiana might be a nice destination!
     
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    I would be all for the mentality, if it wasn't may home state taking the lose. Companies are moving and none are starting or coming in to take their place. IN and yes WI are 'stealing' so many small businesses that don't make the headlines it's sick.

    Elk Grove, IL used to be a manufacturing and assemble small business concentration gold mine close to Chicago. Drive through it nowadays and its a small business grave-yard. So many plants, warehouses and buildings with 'available' signs. More leave every year none EVER come into replace them. It's extremely depressing !
     
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    Know Illinois in general and Elk Grove in particular very well as I grew up in Arlington Heights. As for state of IL loses, get used to it. Nothing will change unless you and the other citizens raise enough cane to change things, but good luck considering the state of elections in there.
     
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    Not much we can do so long as Crook County continues to let dead people vote "Democrat".
     

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