Thursday, March 08, 2018
Kansas City Mayor Sly Promises 'Other Options' For Harley-Davidson Workers Suffering Layoffs
Here's a bold statement in passing that considers local political reaction to recent high-profile layoffs . . .
Here's the quote and audio from a recent Missourinet interview . . .
(Mayor Sly) James also addressed the scheduled closing of Harley-Davidson’s Kansas City assembly plant.
He says Harley-Davidson’s decision was a corporate one, based on sales. James also says city leaders were told after the announcement that there was nothing they could have done to prevent the closing.
“But the good news is that Kansas City is moving forward, we’re creating jobs and we’ll work hard to make sure that the people who are no longer going to be employed there have other options,” says James. “That’s what we’re going to do.”
So far, other than generic economic development hype, there's no word on HOW the Mayor will provide those options.
Developing . . .