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(Dallas News)   Now that labor conditions in China have been uncovered, Google and Apple have found another backwards hellhole with third-world sensibilities on human rights where they can exploit factory workers   (dallasnews.com) divider line 13
    More: Asinine, labour movement, Google, Fort Worth, United States, Motorola, Motorola Mobility, United Steelworkers, East Asians  
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2013-05-30 10:20:03 AM
Texas?
*clicks link*
...

/At least it wasn't the Florida panhandle.
 
2013-05-30 10:21:40 AM
Apple's new plant in Cali and Google's new plant in Texas aren't much for jobs unfortunately, as everything is assembled by robots.
 
2013-05-30 10:25:23 AM

digistil: Apple's new plant in Cali and Google's new plant in Texas aren't much for jobs unfortunately, as everything is assembled by robots.


Duh? How else would manufacturing something in the USA be economical?
 
2013-05-30 10:28:07 AM
Also:

Motorola's partner in the Texas project, global contract manufacturer Flextronics, has leased a 481,000-square-foot factory - about the size of eight football fields - in Fort Worth and has begun recruiting the nearly 2,000 workers who will assemble the Moto X, due to be released this summer.

2000 people isn't nothing.
 
2013-05-30 10:41:31 AM

digistil: Apple's new plant in Cali and Google's new plant in Texas aren't much for jobs unfortunately, as everything is assembled by robots.


at least robots don't commit suicide. And you still have to pay people to fix and maintain and program those robots.
 
2013-05-30 11:12:45 AM
As a Fort Worth native, I challenge you on the backwards hellhole monicker. Now the third world sensibilities on human rights you probably hit that dead on, but you actually have to go to Dallas to hit backwards hellhole.
 
2013-05-30 11:18:19 AM
My first guess was Detroit...
 
2013-05-30 11:29:06 AM

Ambivalence: digistil: Apple's new plant in Cali and Google's new plant in Texas aren't much for jobs unfortunately, as everything is assembled by robots.

at least robots don't commit suicide. And you still have to pay people to fix and maintain and program those robots.


You have to imagine some of those machines would if given the chance...
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2013-05-30 12:18:49 PM

Ambivalence: digistil: Apple's new plant in Cali and Google's new plant in Texas aren't much for jobs unfortunately, as everything is assembled by robots.

at least robots don't commit suicide. And you still have to pay people to fix and maintain and program those robots.


Not to mention transportation infrastructure for moving the product to customers. And property taxes. And construction/renovation work to start and maintain the plant.

It's a start.

Actually, as machinery progresses, I wonder if we won't see more businesses moving production back on shore. Lower transportation costs and a negligible difference in worker costs if most of the workers have to be skilled an not just unskilled masses.
 
2013-05-30 01:55:29 PM
HA!  I guessed right.

Wait, that's sad ...
 
2013-05-31 04:31:51 AM
It's because of 3D-printing. (ducks)
 
2013-05-31 05:46:36 AM

Deneb81: Actually, as machinery progresses, I wonder if we won't see more businesses moving production back on shore. Lower transportation costs and a negligible difference in worker costs if most of the workers have to be skilled an not just unskilled masses.


The problem is that it is only occurring where businesses are considered royalty and workers are considered bothersome subjects.  Not everyone was built to have the entrepreneurial mindset and lacking such does not mean you are deemed unworthy of freedom.  In addition, the presumption that they have to be "skilled" also implies an entitlement mentality by business that they don't have to train the people they have - and that they are entitled to using the world in a monopsonistic manner wrt labor supply(read: using the world as leverage against the US).

It'll be news when a business moves production to a Northern-mindset state and doesn't try to fark with the people working for them.  That is, somewhere that doesn't have RTW and the screwy labor practices that RTW (as it is now) encourages - such as permatemping.
 
2013-05-31 05:55:42 AM

Discordulator: My first guess was Detroit...


Some Americans Lacking Everything Conservative needs more time to transform the state into a Southern labor model state.  Detroit won't be on there until the government resembles the Deep South.

Businesses still see Michigan as a nominally worker-friendly state instead of a state that has no such fetters.
 
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