November 2, 2011

Kentucky is Open for Business: WI to lose 165 manufacturing jobs

Perhaps hearing how serious the GOP isn't about creating jobs during the so-called special jobs session, an auto parts manufacturer is closing its doors and moving to Kentucky. It will result in the loss of about 165 jobs.

Perhaps hearing how serious the GOP isn’t about creating jobs during the so-called special jobs session, Dana Holding Corp., an auto parts manufacturer, is closing its doors and moving to Kentucky.

The closure will take place at the end of next year or in early 2013, a company official said.

It will result in the loss of about 165 jobs, including 150 represented by the United Auto Workers Local 9.

Instead of handing out billion-dollar tax breaks to corporations and the rich under the guise of job creation, Gov. Walker and Republican majority should (but they won’t) look at real factors affecting middle-class consumers. E.g., Car sales are sluggish, and with student loan debt topping $1 trillion a whole generation of young people can’t participate in economic recovery.

[Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

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Cody currently oversees online communications, web development, and graphic design at One Wisconsin Now & the Institute, having served previously as Deputy Research Director.

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