With ax poised to fall, Hutchinson is on edge

  • Article by: CHRIS SERRES , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 13, 2008 - 9:37 PM

Layoffs are imminent in a city that used to be immune.

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LilBeaverDec. 13, 0810:02 PM

How about all the news the economy is in the crapper and the DFL legislators in St. Paul are looking for new ways to stick the taxpayers of Minnesota for their follies of the last several sessions. Remember last years session in St. Paul the legislators hadn't even got their chair seats warmed up before they raised their housing allowance, travel pay and Per Deim allotments. Also the GOP in Washington are ready to cut the auto industries throat and drive the economy even deeper into Depression just to attempt to kill organized labor. You know Organized Labor the group that brought us the forty hour work week, vacation time to spend with our family, Holiday pay so we didn't have to work Christmas, New Years Day, ect. Never mind doing so will only put another three or four million people out of work. Yes, whats another three or four million people who won't be buying goods and services? Can Main Street Merchants survive?

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don50Dec. 14, 0812:14 AM

Just work for the same pay and benefits as Toyota and make a car the people want to buy and the UAW can keep their jobs. Otherwise, good night and good buy UAW.

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lvpops53Dec. 14, 08 1:10 AM

What do either of these posts have to do with Hutch? I lived there for number of years while I was going to school there for Non-Destructive Examination. I remember them as some of the happiest days of my life. We were REALLY poor being students. But it was so much fun, I hate to see Hutch going though these times. Hopefully they won't last long and Hutch can get back to normal.

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ch3201Dec. 14, 08 1:29 AM

by automakers bailout, do you mean the UAW bailout? I am not anti-union but I am against many of their chicago wiseguy methodologies of doing business, with union officials making big bucks off the everyday Joe. The airlines unions had to make concessions to stay afloat. Why can't the UAW do the same thing? If they are not willing, why should my tax money be used cover it? We taxpayers make enough concessions in our own lives without them not being willing to take a part in their own destiny!

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smbumpDec. 14, 08 7:38 AM

...I grew up near Hutchinson, and although they were school "rivals" of ours, I always admired them because Hutch had everything - at least in the eyes of a kid - a mall, constant development, nice parks and schools, a lake (river) with a beach... I am lucky that the economy hasn't really effected me much, other than the fact that my 401k is 1/2 of what it was 6 months ago, but that is money on paper that I don't see and won't touch for 25 years. It is sad to see this recession in action affecting the people you know and love!

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Anderson2005Dec. 14, 08 9:49 AM

Race to the bottom. Many of the people who complain about other peoples wages should be a little carefull. They are advocating a Wal-Mart economy A race to the bottom for wages. Today it auto workers jobs tomorrow it's yours

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foobarxyzDec. 14, 0811:19 AM

This company makes parts for hard drives. Will be about as relevant in 5 years as buggy whips. Time to move to a low tax state.

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callmesnakeDec. 14, 08 1:44 PM

Don't think it will take 5 years for this technology to go extinct. They should be doing this in the jungles of Taiwan for pennies on the dollar.

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