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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:44 AM

Let's Start a Boycott Campaign & Publicize it everywhere Does anyone have a list of companies

and addresses both physical and internet that are laying off employees. If so, please post them here and spread the word. Does DU have twitter and facebook accounts? We should start a boycott campaign here and spread it everywhere. If enough employers start losing business, maybe they will either re-think their plan or go out of business and then the other companies that provide the same product (such as Papa John's Pizza) will get more business and hire some of these employees.

Any links to actual boycotts going on besides Papa John's?

Edit: I found these but I'm sure there are more.

Autozone...

westgate resorts

papa johns

Darden Restaurants (red lobster and olive garden)

Welch Allyn — a manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment in central New York — which says it will cut 275 employees, about 10 percent of its workforce, over the next three years.

Dana Holding Corp. — a global auto parts manufacturing company — which warned of layoffs due "$24 million over the next six years in additional U.S. healthcare expenses.’’

Stryker — a medical device manufacturer — which plans to close its facility in Orchard Park, N.Y., eliminating 96 jobs in December. They also say they’ll slash 5 percent of their global workforce, about 1,170 positions.

Boston Scientific — a medical device manufacturer — said it plans to cut between 1,200 and 1,400 jobs, while shifting investments and workers overseas to China.

Medtronic — a medical device maker — which cut 500 positions over the summer, with 500 more set to be eliminated by the end of 2013.

Other companies promising job cuts include: Smith & Nephew — 770 layoffs; Abbott Labs — 700 layoffs; Covidien — 595 layoffs; Kinetic Concepts — 427 layoffs; St. Jude Medical — 300 layoffs; and Hill Rom — 200 layoffs.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Companies-Plan-Layoffs-Obamacare/2012/11/09/id/463571#ixzz2BvyzxDqF






























November 09, 2012
The Washington Times is reporting that many companies plan massive layoffs as ObamaCAre becomes a reality:
Freedom Works has put together a list of companies that will be laying off employees as a result of President Barack Obama's health care law:

Welch Allyn

Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment in central New York, announced in September that they would be laying off 275 employees, or roughly 10% of their workforce over the next three years. One of the major reasons discussed for the layoffs was a proactive response to the Medical Device Tax mandated by the new healthcare law.

Dana Holding Corp.

As recently as a week ago, a global auto parts manufacturing company in Ohio known as Dana Holding Corp., warned their employees of potential layoffs, citing "$24 million over the next six years in additional U.S. health care expenses". After laying off several white collar staffers, company insiders have hinted at more to come. The company will have to cover the additional $24 million cost somehow, which will likely equate to numerous cuts in their current workforce of 25,500 worldwide.

Stryker

One of the biggest medical device manufacturers in the world, Stryker will close their facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs in December. Worse, they plan on countering the medical device tax in Obamacare by slashing 5% of their global workforce - an estimated 1,170 positions.

Boston Scientific

In October of 2009, Boston Scientific CEO Ray Elliott, warned that proposed taxes in the health care reform bill could "lead to significant job losses" for his company. Nearly two years later, Elliott announced that the company would be cutting anywhere between 1,200 and 1,400 jobs, while simultaneously shifting investments and workers overseas - to China.

Medtronic

In March of 2010, medical device maker Medtronic warned that Obamacare taxes could result in a reduction of precisely 1,000 jobs. That plan became reality when the company cut 500 positions over the summer, with another 500 set for the end of 2013.

Others

A short list of other companies facing future layoffs at the hands of Obamacare:

Smith & Nephew - 770 layoffs

Abbott Labs - 700 layoffs

Covidien - 595 layoffs

Kinetic Concepts - 427 layoffs

St. Jude Medical - 300 layoffs

Hill Rom - 200 layoffs

http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-NEWS-and-COMMENTARY-c-2012-11-09-263698.112112-Massive-layoffs-as-ObamaCare-looms.html

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Reply Let's Start a Boycott Campaign & Publicize it everywhere Does anyone have a list of companies (Original post)
courseofhistory Nov 2012 OP
idahoblue Nov 2012 #1
SDjack Nov 2012 #3
Indydem Nov 2012 #2
ret5hd Nov 2012 #4
courseofhistory Nov 2012 #5
savebigbird Nov 2012 #10
ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #6
courseofhistory Nov 2012 #7
courseofhistory Nov 2012 #8
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #9
otohara Nov 2012 #11
courseofhistory Nov 2012 #12
chalky Nov 2012 #13

Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:48 AM

1. Try to shop local

You will know the owners and the employees.

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Response to idahoblue (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:55 AM

3. True. If you really want an excellent pizza, buy from a small business. nt

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Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:51 AM

2. How exactly will THAT work?

If they lose business, why would they hire back employes? Why wouldn't they fire more to reduce their capacity to current demand?

Your boycott will have to opposite effect.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:57 AM

4. Does it hurt?

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Response to Indydem (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:04 PM

5. If they know it's because of a boycott maybe

they will rescind their plans or make adjustment like charging slightly more for their products to retain employoees and either not fire them to begin with or realize they need to do something to win back customers (like announcing they have re-hired or not laid off people) OR if they go out of business, other companies will take up the slack, make more profits and hire a lot of the people who were laid off. It's worth a try. Something has to be done to send a message to these vultures who only care about the bottom line and the millions they give their CEO's, etc.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:48 PM

10. Actually, no...

...in the private sector, we (the consumers) communicate with CEOs and their companies with our business. If you continue to do business with them, they read this as an approval of their company. They think they're doing a good job because we continue to give them business. If we boycott these companies, one of two things will happen: they will pick up on our disapproval of their unethical business decisions and change them (hopefully for the better), or they will lay off more employees. Even the latter of the two can be seen in a positive light - these laid off employees are then free to find employment with a more decent company. In other words, businesses that treat their employees poorly don't deserve great employees.

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Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:12 PM

6. How many of those are citing politics?

versus how many are citing a down turn in demand or revenue?

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:16 PM

7. You can check that out at the link but

from what I read so far, most or all are citing Obamacare/politics. If companies are so sure their comanies can't afford Obamacare without layoffs, then they can adjust their bottom line profits in many ways such as charging slightly more for their product, reducing the enormous pay checks and bonuses to top executives, adjusting inventory and cost of doing business by starting a company wide austerity program in energy savings, transportation, etc. There are all sorts of things that could be done without laying people off for this reason.

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Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:57 PM

11. Hard to Boycott Some of These

like the medical companies.

I had a new roof installed - I told my guy, no Koch Bros wood - we paid more, but it was worth every penny.
He had every intention of installing Koch products...uses it all the time. My request threw him for a loop!

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Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:01 PM

12. There Don't Have to be Layoffs: Companies can increase

profits in many ways and this is one way.

There don't have to be layoffs due to Obamacare.

http://www.iveybusinessjournal.com/topics/the-organization/how-businesses-can-profit-from-raising-compensation-at-the-bottom

How Companies can profit from offering incentives and more

It has long been assumed that companies stand to increase profits by cutting wages and benefits for employees at the bottom of the corporate ladder. While companies use diverse incentives such as high wages, performance rewards, and stock options to recruit, retain and motivate highly skilled professionals, they assume that employees at the bottom of the corporate ladder can be replaced easily — and don’t need incentives.

We conducted a six-year study of companies around the world that had tried investing in their employees at the bottom of the ladder. We sought to answer: 1) How successful were these companies in improving conditions at the bottom of the ladder and 2) What impact did the improvements have on the firms’ productivity, financial costs, and economic returns. We discuss our findings in this article.

1. Understand who performs the majority of the essential work. At professional services firms, this may be lawyers or paralegals; in surgical clinics, this could include surgeons, nurses, technicians, paramedics, and individuals preparing the operating room; and in manufacturing, those working on the factory floor clearly carry out most of the essential work.

2. Realize that the firms’ success depends on the quality of the work performed by the majority of workers. Remarkably, few firms currently design their organizations to optimize the efforts of employees at the bottom of the corporate ladder—even when these employees are central to the firms’ ability to add value. At Costco, the sales staff was instrumental in ensuring the high-quality shopping experience that would draw customers to return. At Great Little Box, the company beat competitors because of its ability to respond rapidly to customized orders.

3. Recognize that the quality and productivity of employees at the bottom of the ladder depend on whether these employees are motivated, healthy, adequately rested, and well-prepared to carry out the tasks they are asked to perform. Employees at Costco were motivated to work harder and perform better by a combination of higher wages and opportunities for promotions. Great Little Box employees had a direct financial stake in the company’s performance.

4. Realize that line workers are often the ones who know best how to increase efficiency. Great Little Box benefited from suggestions from line workers that led to cost savings and greater flexibility in production. Managers at Costco had a better understanding of how to improve production because most had served as hourly workers.

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Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:35 AM

13. a list occupy marines posted on facebook

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