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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:49 PM

Airbus plans factory in Alabama!

An Alabama plant would enable Airbus to produce planes squarely in the territory of archrival Boeing Co. It would likely mean lower production costs compared with Airbus' European A320 production lines in Toulouse, France, and Hamburg, Germany. The company also makes A320s in China.

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Reply Airbus plans factory in Alabama! (Original post)
yortsed snacilbuper Jun 2012 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2012 #1
SoutherDem Jun 2012 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2012 #3
SoutherDem Jun 2012 #4
Mopar151 Jun 2012 #5
Historic NY Jun 2012 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2012 #8
Blue_Tires Jun 2012 #7

Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:51 PM

1. Cheap American labor in a "right to work" (for less) state.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:54 PM

2. What does Airbus pay?

I know Honda pays rather well. My cousin works for them and feels they treat him well, good pay, good benefits.

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:35 PM

3. Certainly not as much as they'd pay if these were union jobs.

This is exactly why Airbus and Boeing have located their new plants in "right to work" states. It's good that there will be some new jobs in Alabama - but I think it's sad that those jobs won't ever be the equivalent of the good union jobs that are no longer available because of the anti-union legislation of most southern states and an increasing number of other states.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:49 PM

4. I do agree it would be better it it were union.

But I was stating we are not talking about Walmart type jobs.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:42 PM

5. Ah tell yew whut.

Plenty of good, hardworkin' folks in Alabama - but Airbus is gonna blow a gasket when they deal with the "wish they still owned slaves" branch of the managing class. I worked for a company who made equipment used in aircraft repair & rebuilding, and service work from the Southeast was a trip........

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:41 AM

6. I don't agreed with this....

the creep into military areonautics is damaging to this country. China is now reselling defective crap we sent them for recycling now for military use.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:41 AM

8. Airbus is building civilian, not military aircraft.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:31 AM

7. Discussion on the airliners forum...

it's a mixed bag...some good points, some dumb ones...

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5499488/

Personally, I can't wait for the first "Airbus Exec Arrested and Jailed because he couldn't prove he was in the state legally"-story...You KNOW it's coming...

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