Not Saturn car plant my friend. Saturn rocket engines! These were rocket scientist, not car assembly line workers!
The Saturn rocket engines (new generation) are always test fired in Mississippi. The latest was only a few weeks ago - testing to return back to space and to Mars.
So much for stereotypes. As automaker jobs fled south (ironic, huh?) MOST of the nation learned that with the same kind of capital and training spent on peeps around Detroit, quality vehicles have poured out of the entire south. Most of them were from foreign mfrs. who did the research and built the factories. Shame on those who perpetuate the belief that the south is Dogpatch, USA.
Agreed, elections DO have consequences. I'd 80% retired when I turned 62 a few years back, but the day after the Presidential election I shut my little company down. I no longer desire to pay Federal taxes in any real sense anymore.
Doesn't really matter. Within a decade they'll be going the way of the blacksmith anyway. There just isn't a future in internal combustion anymore and we can't turn back that clock.
If that's what their Union tells them to say, yes. (and I worked in a union shop for 20 years) Every election the PEL would say to vote a straight Democrat ticket, even after NAFTA, Even after Obamacare and everything in between. My town has a empty field and condos where there were once an auto plant complete with small foundry and engine plant and later just an engine plant. The folks that helped kill it (company and union) don't seem to care that many of their kids work in lower paying jobs like Amazon, THEY got theirs.
Unlivable wages???? The cost of living outside of California is way down. The cost of living in Mississippi compared to California means you can live very well on much less. We have people moving to Mississippi from California all the time for quality of life, safety, security and savings.
Plus, 85% of America's music comes from a 200 mile radius of Mississippi - most within the state lines.
Study your lesson.
Agreed, friend of mine from the Milwaukee area sold his stuff and bought 4x the size building with change left over in rural Alabama. If he misses the drive bys and buildings burning, he can always watch the National News.
I remember talking with the Teamster drivers at a plant I worked at (AFL-CIO) when I'd find occasion to be welding a dockplate or repairing the electrics of the green/red loading dock trailer clamp light. Teamsters told the BEST jokes.
Why does the Teamsters' emblem have two horses on it?
They sleep standing up, too.
How can you tell if a Teamster has a pulse when he isn't moving in the drivers lounge?
Reach for the last doughnut.