:: rawblogXport ::

union news / workers rights / construction / safety / irony...
today's home page

google news

recent posts:
  • Labor Presses for Measure to Ease Unionizing
  • Jail For Asbestos Test Fraud
  • Make Music With Solidarity Caravan On 1216
  • Christmas cheer on picket line
  • Corporate Canada's last desperate push to stop ant...
  • Oakland creates jobs by going green
  • Wal-Mart Says Thank You to Workers
  • Risky business: Only the best need apply
  • FRA: Fatigue, work schedules, accidents linked
  • Could You Live on $7 a Day?

  • BlogRolling:

    blogs that link here

    eXTReMe Tracker
    Powered by Blogger

    Powered by BlogRolling

    Listed on BlogsCanada

    member union label

    Get Firefox!

    email d@ve2300
    this weblog is the work of dave livingston, a union carpenter in nelson bc canada

    the web

    references to rawblogXport:
    Confined Space
    "Hat tip to rawblogXport for this."
    Jordan Barab, Confined Space
    "a great labor news digest..."
    Labor Blog
    "rawblogXport was there, providing consistently good labor news..."
    Political Site of the Day
    Confined Space
    "Senators Push Legislation to Toughen OSHA Penalties"
    Workers Comp Insider
    Human Fall Traps
    Workers Comp Insider
    "May is labor history month"
    Workers Comp Insider
    "A tip of the hat..."
    "Union Democracy in Carpenters"

    FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of labor and economic issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 Chapter 1 Sec.107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

    "The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people."
    Cesar Chavez

    :: Sunday, December 10, 2006 ::

    Cities Face Life Without 16 Ford Plants - By M.R. KROPKO, AP
    Many of the cities awaiting Ford closings mirror Lorain, a blue-collar town where the plant had been part of the industrial identity since 1958. Jobs there peaked at about 7,500 in the early 1970s. Ford stopped making Cougars and Thunderbirds there in 1997. During 2005, the work force dropped from about 1,700 to 750. Days before Christmas last year, Ford produced its last Econoline in Lorain.
  • posted 9:16 AM :: reference link :: 0 comments ::
  • -------------------------------------------

    Comments: Post a Comment

    unions: the folks that brought you the weekend Powered by Blogger