On October 11, 2002, Maytag workers in Galesburg, Illinois, were given a letter informing them that the plant would be closing by the end of 2004. The news of the plant closing hit the community like a shockwave. Knowing that Maytag is leaving hurts; but the fact that Maytag is leaving for Mexico is what prompted many displaced Maytag workers to deem the move qThe Most Un-American Event Ever.q Many workers at Maytag will have a hard time coping with the closing, as there are few entry-level jobs in the area that pay as much as that of the Maytag plant. About 2, 000 Maytag employees will be out of a job because of the relocation. While the Galesburg situation is a tragedy, it is not uncommon. Job outsourcing is occurring all over the United States. Large corporations are powerful, as is the government, and many feel helpless against these seemingly abstract forces. Yet, while it is difficult to find solutions to such massive problems as deindustrialization, every individual can contribute to ending the epidemic. The American People must fight back to ensure that policies that promote deindustrialization do not continue.Knowing that Maytag is leaving hurts; but the fact that Maytag is leaving for Mexico is what prompted many displaced Maytag workers to deem the move aquot;The Most Un-American Event Ever.
|Title||:||The Most Un-American Event Ever|
|Publisher||:||Trafford on Demand Pub - 2005|