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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:19 AM

 

We need to make laws to prevent sore loser companies from laying off people

The ingrates are taking their ball and going home. The 1%'er republican company owners are laying off thousands of progressives because Obama won the election.

Here is one example: Utah company blames Pres. Obama for 102 workers laid off

Obama should put out an executive order banning such layoffs until the next Congress when they can structure laws to ensure the workers are all compensated with at least a year salary or kept on staff.

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Reply We need to make laws to prevent sore loser companies from laying off people (Original post)
BanTheGOP Nov 2012 OP
Drale Nov 2012 #1
Fresh_Start Nov 2012 #2
1Texman Nov 2012 #14
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #15
FLyellowdog Nov 2012 #3
BanTheGOP Nov 2012 #9
mrf901 Nov 2012 #12
BanTheGOP Nov 2012 #13
ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #4
BanTheGOP Nov 2012 #7
Demeter Nov 2012 #5
ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #8
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #6
Warpy Nov 2012 #11
Fuddnik Nov 2012 #10
panAmerican Nov 2012 #16
CountAllVotes Nov 2012 #17

Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:27 AM

1. I don't think he can do that legally

What he could do though is work with the renewable energy companies and retrain those who were laid off and want the training to get jobs in renewable energy. Give a big middle finger to the coal industry.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:28 AM

2. no, they just need the good old capitalist treatment

if they are a disgusting company, don't support them with your personal or tax dollars.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:07 AM

14. true capitalism works but....

don't support them. I don't know if you know this, but America is in a bind. People are using credit cards to buy food, and pay utilities, people are still losing their homes. You don't want these hard working American people to buy cheap products made from china? Yeah Walmart is where we shop. Slave labor in china keeps cost of products we buy low. How long do you think this will last? Oh true capitalism never existed in the USA. Ever. We have our own version of socialism. I agree that it may work, but not when we are taxed to death to supply welfare not only for the poor, but more so for the rich. Look this up its true, the rich get so much more for hurting the people, but ain't that America.

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Response to 1Texman (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:08 PM

15. Welcome to DU!

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:34 AM

3. A list of these companies needs to be posted so we can voice our displeasure.

These people are disgusting.

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Response to FLyellowdog (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:28 PM

9. Here's a few. Google their name to get their contact information and jam their emails and phone line

 

Lock and load... these are layoffs just since Wednesday

Boeing - 178
CVPH Medical Center - 17
U.S. Cellular - 980
Commerzbank 6,000
Spanish airline Iberia - 7,000
Momentive Performance Materials - 150
Brake Parts LLC - 75
Gameforge Berlin - 20
Vestas Wind Systems - 3,000
Husqvarna AB - 600
ING - 2,350
Ericsson ( Sweden) - 1,550
SRA International Inc - 222
PerkinElmer - 66
Majestic Star Casino and Hotel - 80
Center for Hospice / Palliative Care NY - 40
Eagle-Tribune in North Andover - 21
Ameridose LLC - 650
EMD Millipore St. Charles - 27
Groupon - 80
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne - 100
Slidell La. - 14
Westinghouse Anniston - 50
Research in Motion Ltd. HQ - 200
Lightyear Network Solutions - 12+
The Providence Journal Co. - 23
Hawker Beechcraft - 240
Mills Manufacturing NC - 68
TECO Coal Corporation - 90
Energizer Holdings Inc - 1,500
Update: Exide Technologies in Laureldale - 150
Southeastern Container - 15
Update: UtahAmerican Energy Inc - 102
The SCA plant in Barton - 14
Crouse Hospital Syracuse NY - 70 Jobs

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Response to BanTheGOP (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:06 PM

12. that list ...Pro-Obama layoffs

 

Pro-Romney layoffs were Monday and earlier

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Response to mrf901 (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:23 PM

13. ALL layoffs are republican layoffs!

 

Don't get semantic here. All layoffs are due to republian economic policies, specifically Reaganomics and the GW Bush tax cuts. Most businesses who are pro-Obama actually will benefit, because they already had all their Obamacare ducks in a row, and I dispute your prognosis that businesses that were pro-Obama layed off their workforce with the same veracity as the republican ingrates.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:39 AM

4. Not really possible under the law

Obama has the bully pulpit which he could use

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:45 PM

7. I was thinking the same thing. How about coming up with an Executive Order as well?

 

Talking is cheap, and Obama MUST come up with something so we can start moving forward. He needs to come up with an order that restricts companies from laying off people. If necessary, we need to ensure that the company management come up with rules to ensure that the employees do not get hosed. We can actually appropriate company assets and copyrights to broker the payments until we can get them retrained for green jobs.

That is only part of it, we should be looking into creating a Secretary of Business to enforce these directives and to enhancing them, ensuring that new development is appropriated by the government and utilized for Green energy production, with profits going to the workers, not the owners or stockholders.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:38 PM

5. Obama could nationalize the companies

take them over for unfair labor practices, turn them into cooperatives, and let them take back the economy.

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Response to Demeter (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:47 PM

8. Lacks the authority and standing to do that

Unfair labor practices are not grounds.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:39 PM

6. Actually ...

their beloved free-market will deal with these idiots ... While it sucks in the short-term for those laid-off, how do these ideological "businessmen" plan to service the demand for their product or service? And the problem grows ... when a company has to turn down a job because they can't service the project (especially when the reason they can't was a publicized non-business related; but rather, an ideological reason), the market will tend to over-look them for the next project ... it costs time and money to let out projects.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:31 PM

11. Not only that, but every layoff costs them trained and experienced workers

and replacing even 10% of those workers runs into many thousands of dollars in training them and getting them up to speed in company procedures.

It's been proven over time that companies that didn't lay off workers in tough times did better over the long term than companies that did.

These jerks are cutting their own throats, in other words, out of pure spite. In addition, if it can be proven that Democrats were targeted for layoffs at any of these companies, there can and should be a nasty lawsuit.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:37 PM

10. The last time that piece of shit Murray had a workforce reduction

He killed them in one of his unsafe mines. Now Obama will keep some safety regulations in place to protect them from his greed.

Murray, you (insert every banned word on DU here), die a slow painful death and burn in hell.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:37 PM

16. You can't legislate it all away; many companies did the same after 9/11

If the idea were even legally feasible, which I don't believe it is, how many times would it have to be revised for new scenarios?

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:18 PM

17. petty sore losers

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All of them.

They can't get over it so this is their revenge? This is not only stupid but also it seems it could perhaps be illegal as all hell!

Am I the only one that finds this to be just a little bit disgusting?

& recommend!!

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