Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Still looking for economic success in Ohio

Remember when the Republican Representative Deborah Pryce said the following:
“Our economic policies have done the trick." Here is more evidence that she is wrong.

The Columbus Dispatch has a story that has the Cott Corporation will close its plant and 70 people will lose their jobs. On the surface, someone might say that this closing only represents 70 jobs. However, these 70 jobs are more job losses in Ohio.

and more evidence here....

Thousands of people rallied in southwest Ohio and central Indiana against steep wage cuts proposed by auto parts manufacturer Delphi Corp., which has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Workers say the proposed cuts - from $27 an hour to between $10 and $12.50 - are unfair, especially as Delphi has given bonuses to managers and other executives. United Auto Workers officials have said a strike against Delphi appears increasingly likely.

At least 2,000 people rallied Saturday in Ohio, where Delphi has 13,000 workers.

"We don't choose these fights, but we know when they come. Where do we draw the line?" Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America, told the crowd in downtown Dayton.

Workers carried signs that read, "Delphi cooks the books/Workers get BURNED...."

With Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce, the people of Ohio 15th district have it sooooooo good.