We bet a whole bunch of you Clevelanders (and New Yorkers, etc.) have relatives who work for, or worked for GE; and GE respects its unions (or did -not sure what's going on now).
The focus definitely should be on jobs, innovative products, great exports and making the Middle Class strong again. We definitely like Immelt's focus. It's a shame the GOP is wasting tax-payer money on destructive and futile efforts, and trying to gain political points ... but they never learn; and unfortunately, Americans pay the price.
As for the blood sucking corporate globalizers who only care about profits and not people ... We've got news for you. We're urging all the average, ordinary citizens of the world to unionize to stop these global blood suckers from exploiting your country and your labor. Make them act responsibly, and make them pay their fair share.
by Dave Johnson
There's nothing wrong with unions. For instance, we don't know anyone who objects to the screen actor's guild ... and wasn't the union buster, Ronald Reagan, president of the screen actor's guild? We guys don't mind paying more to see a movie if we can afford it ... emphasis on "afford it". You definitely can't afford it on low wages.
People all over the world ... please don't let the GOP, or anyone, or any country, or any organization, stop you from forming a strong union. NO ONE! Unions must globalize to lift the standard of living for people everywhere.
Jeffrey Immelt To Head President's Council On Jobs And Competitiveness by Jim Kuhnhenn, January 21, 2011
Ronald Reagan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Immelt now says GE's future lies in the past - Times Union by Steve Lohr, December 5, 2010
GE's Jeffrey Immelt to Obama: Focus on jobs, economy - Jul. 15, 2010 by Adam Lashinsky, July 16, 2010
Immelt Appointment Has Labor Worried, But Mostly Quiet by Sam Stein, January 21, 2011
Why Do People Who Work in Finance Earn So Much More Than the Rest of Us? | | AlterNet by Les Leopold, January 21, 2011
aflcio.org - America's Union Movement
Open Left:: It's Not "Competition," Stupid - It's the Difference In Wages/Standards by David Sirota, January 25, 2011
Business Is Booming | The American Prospect by Harold Meyerson, January 28, 2011
Financial Crisis Was Avoidable, Inquiry Concludes - NYTimes.com by Sewell Chan, January 25, 2011
The Reagan Ruins | OurFuture.org by Robert Borosage, February 1, 2011
TO BE FURTHER EDITED