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Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post

God I hope not, I'd loose all respect for Apple if they went to Detroit.   They, they being Apple and Foxconn, would be far better off looking towards smaller cities across America where people are still willing to work and don't have the need to support reckless unions.

And where do you think all those employees would come from in a "smaller" city?
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post

I'm sure it isn't just GM with brilliant idea killing executives. The guys with the Xbox idea had to go straight to Gates to get it approved. Their immediate manager was dead set against it.

Yes, and they lost BILLIONS of dollars in the process! Bad example,
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by SockRolid View Post

Bad idea.  Better to go with LA.  

All those Chinese workers will blend in better.  Larger Asian-American population in LA.

LA is a shit hole with high taxes.
post #44 of 48
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Unions have their place but some get out of control, the UAW is a prime example of a Union that is out of control, corrupt and frankly not operating in the best interests of the people that it is supposedly protecting.   
Bad management doesn't really come into this discussion.   Hell even Apple has suffered through some really significant management blunders.    The problem with going to Detroit is that you end up supporting a culture that isn't conducive to manufacturing in the USA.   Frankly the area hasn't suffered enough to break the mindset of the Union workers there.   

What nonsense! Tell that to all the people without jobs! Further, most of the posters on this topic have no clue what they are talking about. Both the unions and automakers have changed dramatically in the last few years. There are actually now two classes of auto workers, long term employees with higher benefits and pay, and those that have been hired in the last few years who have lower pay and benefits and different work rules. This is no longer a stagnant ecosystem and attitudes have changed on both sides dramatically so they could survive.
post #45 of 48
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Originally Posted by FreeRange View Post

LA is a shit hole with high taxes.

Hey, watch it. Lots of ex-aerospace labor here I would imagine.

Appreciate you taking up the fight here, though.

Why does no one assume that Terry Gou and Tim Cook know what they're doing, out of all the global electronics manufacturing impresarios that are out there? Do the armchair advisors here imagine that Foxconn and Apple would locate somewhere without doing labor studies?
post #46 of 48

About damn time. About damn time.

"Like I said before, share price will dip into the $400."  - 11/21/12 by Galbi

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"Like I said before, share price will dip into the $400."  - 11/21/12 by Galbi

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post #47 of 48
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Originally Posted by Brian Jojade View Post

Detroit would be a fine location to look at, since there is a glut of unemployed workers there that have manufacturing experience.

Perhaps all those empty Detroit houses are the main attraction for setting up an Apple assembly factory there.

Workers can then be moved to Detroit from all the little towns with many unemployed.

post #48 of 48
So it begins. First, you all bicker about not getting them made in the US, now it is in place, you all bicker about WHERE it is in the US. Accept it wherever it is. Be grateful.
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