Re-employment benefits extended for former NUMMI workers, others
Original post made on Jun 21, 2012
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on Jun 21, 2012 at 5:51 am
Once again union Obama supporters get benefits that nobody else in the private sector would. If the federal government is funding this, why aren't they funding job training and placement services for the massive amount of folks laid off from HP? And are there any metrics to show that spending this much money will have a positive economic impact or outcome for the workers? Probably not under Obama's economy.
on Jun 21, 2012 at 11:17 am
Its all a shamm. Even the incompitant public workers wont get any of the money because the grate one Obama will sifone off the cream to pay off his terrorist buddies. Four years there have been programs for private secter workers and they never work. They just sit and collect tax money for hard workers like me. We cant expect it to work with the incompitants.
on Jun 21, 2012 at 11:53 am
It is interesting that the day that this grant was given, all of a sudden re-election signs for Pete Stark appeared around the perimeter of the NUMMI Re-employment Center (UAW union hall). This grant was given, not out of concern by the Labor Department, but the re-election bid by Pete Stark and his band of merry men (union bosses).
There were a number of companies in 2008 and 2009 that shed employees left and right with no concern for the WARN Act, no severance pay, and sometimes not even paying the employees' saved up vacation pay. I didn't see any public officials flocking to help these employees.
NUMMI employees were given 18 months warning before the plant closed. They were given severance and allowance pay. Oholone College bent over backwards to offer re-training assistance.
Enough is enough. If after 3 1/2 years if a person hasn't learned a new skill they never will. Time to cut the public assistance gravy train. Let Toyota pick up the tab. After all they are the ones that created this situation to begin with.