Comment 38930

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted March 20, 2010 at 20:06:50

Two things virtually every working class person understands about the globalized era:

a) Nobody who works in a job that competes directly with multinational corporations is safe. b) Nobody who works for a big multinational corporation is safe.

This isn't just some coffee-shop-intellectual economic theory. Some of my best friends work in non-union manufacturing plants in the area. And everybody there feels the constant threat of simply shutting down and moving production elsewhere. Bay street economists can claim all they like that globalization is going to help everyone, but for the hordes of skilled workers who've been laid off and had to re-apply for their old jobs as temps, this is a horrifying reality.

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