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Workforce Center Prepares For Cessna Layoffs
KAKE News ^ | 9/22/10 | Stephanie Diffin

Posted on 09/22/2010 11:28:25 AM PDT by Bell407Pilot

Cessna's announcement regarding 700 layoffs comes after months of tapering unemployment in Wichita. The regional Workforce Center says it hasn't recorded layoffs in the hundreds for months, and didn't expect anymore bulk job cuts as a result of this recession. But now, the center's gearing up to assist hundreds who are about to need help finding jobs.

"It's draining emotionally, you know," said one Cessna worker who was recently called back to work after getting laid off months ago. "I had to make a whole lot of changes in my life and my family."

(Excerpt) Read more at kake.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: bhoeconomy; cessna; democrats; economy; fail; hopeychangey; layoffs; obama; recoverysummer; unemployment

1 posted on 09/22/2010 11:28:30 AM PDT by Bell407Pilot
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To: Bell407Pilot

But I thought the recession was over last year????


2 posted on 09/22/2010 11:29:09 AM PDT by Bell407Pilot (Bigger Flare, Level with Forward Cyclic, Raise Collective to Cushion.......)
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To: Bell407Pilot

Why do useless work like building airplanes when one can become an Acorn member and be a “community organizer”?

The civil war is coming.


3 posted on 09/22/2010 11:30:08 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Bell407Pilot

The rich don’t need their money. All they would do is buy an airplane. Tax the rich! Washington can spend it better.


4 posted on 09/22/2010 11:32:24 AM PDT by keepitreal ( Good manners never go out of style)
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To: Da Coyote
It's worse than that. Cessna is outsourcing to Mexico, has expanded floor space by 10x existing there.

NAFTA fun.

5 posted on 09/22/2010 11:33:30 AM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Bell407Pilot

Unexpected. Hmm, didn’t they get the memo??


6 posted on 09/22/2010 11:35:40 AM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Da Coyote
>>>> “The civil war is coming” <<<<

last year i would have called you a fool.

now.... i truly do not know who be the village idiot.

something must be done.

something will.

7 posted on 09/22/2010 11:43:41 AM PDT by mmercier (what made us think we were wise and could compromise)
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To: Bell407Pilot
Funny - not one word on the crazy union work rules and pay schedules at the plant...
8 posted on 09/22/2010 11:45:13 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: SteveH

AOPA infuriated me with their Fall 2008 issue which compared the 2008 POTUS nominees.

Though the theme of the article was “Who supports general aviation?”, they focused only on very specific niche issues, like user fees, increased regulation, aviation taxes, etc...

They didn’t even pay lipservice to which candidate’s overall domestic policy would best serve the economy and commerce as a whole, which stood to have a far more significant impact on aviation overall.

I attribute AOPA’s a-political opinions to their new president, whose name escapes me. Any article involving politics always paints the democrat politicians in the most favorable light, they are listed first amoung supporters for GA-friendly legislation, even when the vast majority of the legislation’s supporters are republican, who are listed last.

There are also fluff pieces for governors and congressmen who are also pilots, but no mention is made of party affiliation when the dems oppose GA interests.

No nod to Toomey, who basically flies himself from campaign event to campaign event.

AOPA knew Obama would be bad for the economy, and hence aviation in general, but they chose to ingore the fact. As I say, I attribute it to their new president, a dem lacky.


9 posted on 09/22/2010 11:45:42 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: Bell407Pilot

We have friends who moved to work there after being one of the first laid off of the base closures here in the 1990’s.


10 posted on 09/22/2010 11:50:17 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: ConservativeWarrior
What a coincidence.
I sent the following back in reply to AOPA (of which I am a member) this morning (no response yet) in reply to their "send money" email:

Can you guarantee me that not a dollar of my money will go to a Democrat, regardless of his or her position on general aviation?

I will give up flying, and you should too, before I help you enable a Democrat who will vote a party line to institute policy that will ultimately make the exercise of the privilege to fly impossible because they've taken all my money in taxes.

Michael E. Thompson
Austin, TX, USA

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From: "AOPAPresident@aopa.org"
To: grobdriver@yahoo.com
Sent: Wed, September 22, 2010 6:12:26 AM
Subject: Critical! No pilot can afford this!

Dear Michael,
The November 2nd 2010 elections are only 41 days away. Voters will go to the polls to elect and re-elect candidates who will determine the future of your freedom to fly.

We have just 41 days to raise the money that will mean the difference between victory and defeat for AOPA's allies in Congress.

By raising this money, AOPA's PAC can make valuable last-minute contributions to the campaigns of 123 Congressmen and 31 Senators who are facing re-election and serve in the Congressional General Aviation Caucus. The money you and I raise will help them buy the ads, hold the rallies, and organize the volunteers who will turn out their voters and secure the victory on Election Day.

Our allies are fighting for their political lives. If you and I can help them win their campaigns today, they'll help us win fights tomorrow. When Congress reconvenes in January, you and I will be thrown into the middle of fights over:

Airspace use
ATC procedures,
Weather service modernization
Pilot medical records
Security
FAA funding
Avgas regulations to name just a few.

With just 41 days remaining until Election Day, your contribution is an essential investment to make sure that air safety remains a top priority, and that Congress doesn't treat you as a cash cow to be milked through fees and regulations.

Thank you very much for your support of AOPA, your friendship to me and your loyalty to our shared ideals. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,
Craig L. Fuller
President and CEO

11 posted on 09/22/2010 11:58:11 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: ConservativeWarrior

Craig Fuller


12 posted on 09/22/2010 11:59:50 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: Bell407Pilot

From what I have heard Wichita is a hurting unit for jobs right now. Glad I’m not still there, I would be job hunting too. Not too much of a market for laid off aircraft workers— no one wants to hire someone for half of what they were making only to have them leave when they get recalled to their union wage jobs


13 posted on 09/22/2010 12:03:32 PM PDT by BudgieRamone (Gimmie back my bullets.... ain't gonna see no more damage done.)
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To: Bell407Pilot

I guess Obama can now do a commercial for himself in Wichita just like he did in Elkhart, IN - “The food banks don’t have enough food.” He killed off the major industry in Elkhart (motor homes), then used it for a self-serving commercial and no one in the MSM said a damn word.


14 posted on 09/22/2010 12:50:24 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: BudgieRamone

Doesn’t/didn’t Koch have a huge financial interest in Wichita? If so, this may be more than what we see on the news.


15 posted on 09/22/2010 1:16:06 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Bell407Pilot
That's crummy news.

Love Cessna. Too bad liability makes aircraft so expensive. They have had some "golden" bird designs.

I was flying C-150s before I was old enough to drive. Soloed one at 16 too.

16 posted on 09/22/2010 3:13:43 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: grobdriver

So, what did you write back?


17 posted on 09/22/2010 5:10:03 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: grobdriver

Oops, nevermind. I got the order of the communications mixed up.


18 posted on 09/22/2010 5:11:13 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Yeah - that’s the way my email does it...{shrug}


19 posted on 09/22/2010 5:30:41 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: B4Ranch

Thank you.


20 posted on 09/23/2010 5:32:44 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: grobdriver
Our allies are fighting for their political lives.

and

...to make sure that air safety remains a top priority, and that Congress doesn't treat you as a cash cow to be milked through fees and regulations.


That says it all, right there.

He's raising money for incumbents, no new candidates. Anyone scared of losing their job in congress likely deserves to lose it.

Note that the "cash cow" comment only addresses aviation-specific raping of the tax payer. I guess Obamacare, Cap n Trade, etc, etc, have no bearing on our taxes, general economy, or disposable income - which all play a role in a pilot's ability to participate in GA.

Your letter was great. Thanks for sending.
21 posted on 09/23/2010 5:37:57 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: ConservativeWarrior
Thank you.

As usual with single-issue voters (and PACs), they fail to see (or ignore) the big picture where helping their particular cause can come around to kick them in the butt on another.

22 posted on 09/23/2010 5:54:15 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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