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    Default Re: Walker backs push to make Wisconsin right-to-work state

    What was that ? Never mind, it wasn't nothing, as in Foxconn, nothing ! Another hose job by the republicans that pushed for this tax payer funded deal that is an empty promise, just like most republican con jobs.
    So tell us, all you Wisconsin residents ? How's that republican promise for jobs working out ? The one where your tax dollars funded a Chinese conglomerate with billions in tax breaks and incentives. How's that working out ?

    Foxconn finally admits its empty Wisconsin ‘innovation centers’ aren’t being developed
    Electronics manufacturer Foxconn’s promised Wisconsin “innovation centers,” which are to employ hundreds of people in the state if they ever get built, are officially on hold after spending months empty and unused, as the company focuses on meeting revised deadlines on the LCD factory it promised would now open by next year. The news, reported earlier today by Wisconsin Public Radio, is another inexplicable twist in the nearly two-year train wreck that is Foxconn’s US manufacturing plans.

    The company originally promised five so-called innovation centers throughout the state would that employ as many as 100 to 200 people each in high-skilled jobs, with the Milwaukee center promising as many as 500. Those jobs were to complement the more than 13,000 jobs Foxconn said its initial Wisconsin electronics manufacturing factory would bring to the US, in exchange for billions in tax breaks and incentives that Governor Scott Walker granted the company back in 2017.
    The company is now aiming to open it in 2020 after repeatedly shifting its deadlines. It’s also reduced the planned number of jobs and the size of the factory from the original 13,000 jobs and 20 million square feet to a 1,500-employee, 1-million-square foot facility that will no longer produce the promised big-screen LCD TVs that were part of the initial contract. Earlier this month, the company announced, scrapped, and then re-announced plans to build a giant, nine-story glass orb that would serve as a data center.
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/23/...ant-trump-deal

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    Default Re: Walker backs push to make Wisconsin right-to-work state

    Yes, this thread started with Gov. Walker and his attempts to make Wisconsin a RTW ( for less ) state.
    Afterwards this thread took on a heavy barrage about the failed Foxconn debacle.
    Remember the promises ? The thousands of high paying jobs that never materialized ? The billions given in government assistance to a Chinese manufacturer ?
    Now they have partnered with Medtronic to produce ventilators. I wonder how long it will take to produce any ?
    ( BTW ... Foxconn is Chinese and Medtronic HQ is in Ireland. )
    I could put this in the coronavirus thread, but I decided it fits here.

    Foxconn's contentious Wisconsin plant will be used to make ventilators
    Foxconn’s dubious Wisconsin factory — the subject of billions of dollars of tax subsidy scrutiny — will be used to produce ventilators to aid in treatment for COVID-19 around the US. The company, best known for assembling Apple’s iPhones at factories in China, has entered into a partnership with healthcare firm Medtronic for the project, which will see ventilators produced “as soon as possible,” according to a statement provided to Reuters.
    The factory — dubbed the “eighth wonder of the world” by President Trump — was first announced back in 2017 and has been the focus of controversy ever since. While its arrival promised new job opportunities for the state, many homes would subsequently be bulldozed to make space for the plant. It was initially earmarked for use as an LCD factory, but plans have repeatedly changed and the ample job opportunities never materialized. For the few that did, pay and working conditions was were way below those originally touted by Foxconn. Meanwhile, the plant was in receipt of more than $4.5 billion in government incentives. The whole endeavour has certainly fallen short of its promises.
    https://www.engadget.com/foxconn-wis...132525498.html

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    Default Re: Walker backs push to make Wisconsin right-to-work state

    Speechless right now!

    A Milwaukee factory worker will be repaid union dues taken out of his paycheck
    A Milwaukee factory worker will be repaid union dues, plus interest, that were seized from his paycheck after he resigned from the union, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation announced in a news release Monday.

    The Teamsters Local 200 has agreed to a settlement to repay union dues taken out of an employee's paycheck at Snap-on Logistics Company.

    Tyler Lewis resigned his union membership and revoked his dues deduction authorization in September 2019. A union official told Lewis when he was hired that he must become a union member and authorize the deduction, according to the news release. Wisconsin's Right to Work law prohibits labor contracts that require all workers to pay union fees, even if they are not members The law was approved by then Gov. Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers in 2015.

    The local union officials continued to deduct Lewis' dues from his paycheck after he resigned membership, the release said. He filed an unfair labor charge with the National Labor Relations Board. The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation provided free legal aid to the employee.
    https://www.jsonline.com/story/money...ck/3034300001/

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    Default Re: Walker backs push to make Wisconsin right-to-work state

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Speechless right now!

    A Milwaukee factory worker will be repaid union dues taken out of his paycheck


    https://www.jsonline.com/story/money...ck/3034300001/
    How does it feel to be a scab which is lower than whale excrement there Lewis?

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