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Tell Whirlpool: Enough is Enough!!

by: RDemocrat

Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:13:10 AM EST

Across the Ohio River from Kentucky in Indiana is the city of Evansville. For years, American workers have made quality appliances at the Whirlpool factory there. Now, Whirlpool has decided to close this factory down and put 1100 more Americans out of work. It it even more outrageous the circumstances under which they plan to do so.
RDemocrat :: Tell Whirlpool: Enough is Enough!!
Yes, it seems as if the American worker are just too fat and sassy, despite the quality products they produce. From an email from Working America:

The Whirlpool Corp. is closing a refrigerator manufacturing plant in Evansville, Ind., putting more than 1,100 people out of work. Even worse, Whirlpool will continue to produce these refrigerators, but not in Evansville and not anywhere else in America. They are planning to manufacture them in Mexico, where weaker labor and environmental laws make them "cheaper" for Whirlpool to produce.

To make matters worse, Whirlpool has shown profitibility even manufacturing in the states. They also took millions of dollars that was set aside to help Americans recover from the economy the Republicans crashed into a ditch:

This is outrageous and unacceptable, especially in light of Whirlpool's profitability and the $19 million dollars in economic recovery money Whirlpool recently received from the federal government as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Those are OUR economic recovery funds, not Mexico's.

While the President of AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka plans on going to Evansville in person to protest this action, it is much easier for you. All you have to do is go to this link and sign the petition letting Whirlpool know enough is enough:

I think the good folks at Working America put it best:

Too many people have lost their jobs. Too many jobs have been sent overseas. Enough is enough. Whirlpool's management can't take our money, shut down our factories and lay off our workers. It's not acceptable-and together we're going to deliver a loud and clear message to Whirlpool: Keep It Made in America and Save Our Jobs.

Together we will fight against corporate greed and for good jobs. Together we will rebuild the American economy, because everyone deserves a good job NOW!

It is outrageous that any company would take the economic recovery money that was allotted to help America recover from the Republican recession/near depression and still cost Americans jobs and livelihoods. These funds were for us, not Mexico. If Whirlpool does not relent and still closes this plant we should punish them by never buying there products again.


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The Whirlpool Corporation suxs (4.00 / 1)
well if they choose to move to Mexico there want be any more in my house. same as Continental Tires and General Tires,Fruit of the Loom,Levi Jeans,all of these company have have caused the American works jobs but they still want our DOLLARS, well they can go get F**k

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CEO Paulo Periquito makes out OK (4.00 / 2)
CHICAGO (Dow Jones)--Whirlpoool Corp. (WHR) disclosed Friday that its former international business president, Paulo Periquito, who was targeted last year in a Brazilian criminal investigation of alleged anticompetitive business activities, will receive more than a year of salary and other benefits as part of a severance package.

The household appliance maker announced Periquito's retirement as international president on Dec. 16, but he remains chairman of Whirlpool S.A., the company's Latin America subsidiary, until his term ends April 30.

Under the terms of the company's transition agreement with Periquito, he'll continue to receive his monthly salary until his chairmanship ends. In addition, he'll receive severance benefits consistent with Whirlpool S.A.'s practices for other outgoing executives in Brazil. Those benefits include a $600,000 contribution, about 1.01 million Brazilian reals, to a Brazilian government-run severance indemnity fund on behalf of Periquito and a lump sum payment to Periquito of $846,475, or roughly 14 months of his base salary, according to regulatory filing from the Benton Harbor, Mich., company. Read more.

©"Never before have so few with so much promised to take away so much from so many and then laugh their asses off as the so many with so little vote for the so few with so much."
A James Pence Quote

This hits home (4.00 / 2)
Literally. I was born and raised in Evansville and Whirlpool has held Evansville hostage far too long a time.
The only reason they can get by with this is they know people will still buy their products no matter where they are made. We need to stop doing that. If a company is that greedy then they should find another market besides here to support them.
I think it is time we buy American made and put a stop to this.

Something people might find interesting is the plant they used was a major manufacturer for fighter planes during WWII.

I wonder (4.00 / 2)
I just wonder how many of the people who work at the Whirlpool plant in Evansville voted for a Republican legislator at the national level?

Evansville (4.00 / 1)
Is a Democratic pocket in lower Southwestern Indiana, they are always neglected when it comes to state government however a lot of Whirlpool employees come from across the river in Henderson Kentucky so your guess is as good as mine but I'd venture to say Evansville went for Obama, I could be wrong though...

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