Saturday, June 17, 2017

GM Layoff Killing Riverside Economy

Take a look at local leaders attempting to access auto industry FAIL on the local economy . . .

Riverside mayor calling GM suppliers to find out effects of layoffs at Fairfax Plant

RIVERSIDE, Mo. -- The GM announcement it will eliminate it's 3rd shift at the Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City Kansas is likely to have a ripple effect on the economy on both sides of the state line. In Riverside, a city of about 3,400 people, 2,000 of the city's newest jobs are directly tied to auto manufacturers.

19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The Riverside economy? What is that? RedX and Corner Cafe?

Anonymous said...

^^^ Why aren't those jobs are just as important as anyone else's?

Anonymous said...

All jobs are important -- so long as there is an economic need for a worker to be employed. The auto industry is in a multi-year slump that doesn't appear to be ending soon.

Anonymous said...

The auto industry still makes shitty cars and that goes to appear to be ending soon.

Anonymous said...

the workers and greedy unions are pricing themselves out of jobs no way in hell is a regular car or truck worth 25 to 30 thousand dollars

Anonymous said...

^^^ you don't understand economics. If auto workers made $5 an hour the price of cars wouldn't go down a penny. Cars cost what they cost because that's what people are willing to pay for them. The auto workers have been taking pay cuts for years and the price of cars has not gone down. Those jobs in the plants don't pay nearly what they used to. And no, I'm not in a union.

Anonymous said...

Nigs looking for Byron's 'handouts'.

Where is cum guy?

Anonymous said...

12:30, the only economics you understand are home economics.

Crazy Clown said...

GM , General Motors

Gee Government Bail Out ~ !!! who remembers that,,,,,,

Over priced vehicles

poorly designed vehicles / vehicle ignition switch fiasco !!!!

GM Totally ruined the Corvette and the Camaro line !!!

and now they stammer around clueless like they don't know what to do, sooo, guess we'll lay people off,,,,,,,

Anonymous said...

2:38 sorry, not true. Quick, which would you prefer, America's 1950s economy or today's economy? I bet most people would pick the 50's when a guy working at a plant could afford a house, car, send kids to college, all while mom stayed home and raised kids. All on one guy's factory salary. You have bought the lie the uber-rich have sold you. The average GM plant worker is making $21 an hour according to Glassdoor.com two weeks ago. That is far from an exorbitant salary. The boomers are fucking us to death. From our captains of industry to our politicians, they are gang-raping us. The greatest generation managed to raise the worst generation. Guy working the line isn't your enemy it's their CEO that made $28 million last year.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Idiot with a total misunderstanding of basic macroeconomics.

Anonymous said...

In Kansas Shitty GM should have been making buses.

Anonymous said...

The biggest part of Riverside's economy is meth sales.

Anonymous said...

BYE BYE UNION JOBS

Anonymous said...

You can thank the liberals

Anonymous said...

I was surprised to read about 1,000 jobs going away at Fairfax. Wasn't Trump supposed to make sure this didn't happen with his Make America Great Again campaign? If the economy is booming along on steroids, why aren't more people buying cars made at Fairfax? Trump should look into this.

Anonymous said...

They just don't want shitty GM cars, moron.

Anonymous said...

I doubt Trump is going to get too excited over a sanctuary, gay loving, shit stained city ran by crimminals and occupied by boons when there are American cities to worry about.

Anonymous said...

1:04, yep, it's just more red state, real America, flyover country to that billionaire populist. Swamp rat elitist-in-chief will just say fuck 'em.

If he cared, maybe we could get some coal powered cars built here. I hear it's the wave of the future and good paying jobs.