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Former Kraft Plant In Northeast Philadelphia To Close, Leaving 350 Out Of Work
CBS PHILLY ^ | 06 FEBRUARY 2014 | CBS PHILLY

Posted on 02/06/2014 5:34:45 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mondelēz International, who owns the old Kraft Foods plant in Northeast Philadelphia, has announced Thursday they will close in 2015.

The announcement means the loss of yet more jobs in the once-thriving snack industry (see related story).

Mondelēz says the closure of the Philadelphia bakery on Roosevelt Boulevard will affect about 350 employees, who were informed of the company’s decision earlier today.

The plant has changed hands over the years from Nabisco to Kraft, and then to the Chicago-based Mondelēz.

(Excerpt) Read more at philadelphia.cbslocal.com ...


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1 posted on 02/06/2014 5:34:45 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’m a little fuzzy on Democrat Party economics, but wouldn’t raising the wages of the workers help here? /S


2 posted on 02/06/2014 5:38:49 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine
We need jobs.

Bring jobs back to America.

Now.

3 posted on 02/06/2014 5:40:00 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Would the Democrats now say that’s good for them?


4 posted on 02/06/2014 5:41:37 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
There was an active shooter situation with two fatalities at that location in 2010. A beastie felt she had been dissed by some co-workers. Went out to her car, got a 357, came back in gunning for three people. She got two.

She got sentenced to LWOP in September 2012.

5 posted on 02/06/2014 5:43:03 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Just put them out of work faster leaing them with only ObamaCare and no income.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 5:46:48 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Proud2BeRight

That’s more kids “tucked in at night” in Dem-speak.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 5:47:15 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

A Democrat dominated Union plant?


8 posted on 02/06/2014 5:47:24 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug
Too bad I worked for Kraft GF in White Plains. This plant is probably all Obama lovers.
9 posted on 02/06/2014 5:49:37 PM PST by angcat
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

That food manufacturing plant was already obsolete and Mondelez International recently expanded two other plants along the US East Coast to take up the slack from the closing of this plant.


10 posted on 02/06/2014 5:51:20 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: VanDeKoik

And mean old conservatives want to deprive children of their parents for forcing parents to work for a living.


11 posted on 02/06/2014 5:52:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s a good thing. 350 more people free from job-lock.


12 posted on 02/06/2014 6:01:19 PM PST by Brownie63
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Every time a corporate facility changes hands, it is a given that the Wall Street vultures will make all the money and add nothing of value. This game has been going on for decades and the USA at large has been the big loser while the insiders and financiers always profit.

M&A should be seriously evaluated as far as worth unless it demonstrates that it will create value and jobs for the economy. Instead it reduces competition and makes money only for the WS casino.

Wall Street once provided a capitalistic function that created capital and jobs and boosted the economy. Not really now.

It’s become inside baseball where only those in the casino club make all the money and they do it hand over fist, while the nation loses. We need some serious evaluation if we want a middle class country instead of a third world nation.

When only a few people and their cronies are making all the money while most are losing, reevaluation time is upon us.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 6:02:18 PM PST by apoliticalone
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To: Brownie63

350 new free agents available for hire in the Wal Mart parking lot.


14 posted on 02/06/2014 6:02:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: apoliticalone

Your post has a lot of wisdom.
If you want to explore the subject in depth, read Dave Stockman’s book The Great Deformation.
It’s depressing but harsh reality.


15 posted on 02/06/2014 6:07:57 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Reports about an improving economy are greatly exaggerated.

Nordstrom closing two metro locations, affecting hundreds of jobs (Portland-Vancouver area)

Hundreds of jobs will be affected. There are about 220 non-seasonal employees at the Lloyd Center location and 164 in Vancouver.


16 posted on 02/06/2014 6:42:33 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Just another unintended consequence (that is y’all 350 peoples) of Moo’s war on snacks!


17 posted on 02/06/2014 7:19:52 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Anything regarding this administration ..... remember I told you so first!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Story about that plant.

Back in the 90’s the plant had a cafeteria. Management came to the union asking for two people to move to the line once the retooling was done, since that when they started the retooling they took two people from the line and moved the to the cafeteria.

Anyway, the union said no. So they asked again and again the union said no. A final time and again the same answer..no.

To make a long story endless, the following Monday something changed. There was no longer a cafeteria. There were only vending machines and everyone who worked in the cafeteria was fired.

The union went ballistic. They sued management and they lost.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 8:22:16 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Proud2BeRight
Would the Democrats now say that’s good for them?

Why of course! Now they can 'tuck in their children', learn to play guitar, take cooking lessons, catch up on the Kardasians. Now they are free from the oppression of a job. Life is good!

19 posted on 02/06/2014 8:46:19 PM PST by sjmjax (Politicans are much like bananas. They start off green, turn yellow then rot.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Good... communism needs to be shown for the destructive force that it is.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 3:27:17 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Proud2BeRight
Would the Democrats now say that’s good for them?

They will be released from the dreaded "Job Lock".

21 posted on 02/07/2014 4:32:21 AM PST by dearolddad (/i>)
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To: nascarnation

Thanks, I’ll have to read that book. I looked it up on Amazon and it looked interesting.

I’ve become convinced that America and Americans are being purposely divided, as is our culture and middle class being destroyed by politicians, the media and financial predators. Keeping the sheep divided always works in a wolves interest.

Open borders and immigration was intended as another deflection to create more divide while lowering wages for all, except the wolves. Free trade and open borders never worked for Americans. The outcome was less security, outsourcing jobs, loss of tax base, and importing poverty. The poverty importation helps the D party because it creates dependence on the bottom. While the other Party creates dependence on the top called crony capitalism while the middle class gets screwed paying for both.

I quit drinking partisan kool aid. Partisans think the problems are all about the other Party. I’ve come to think our problems are beyond that, and the 2-Parties serve as a means to an end which is not necessarily good for a strong middle class that will serve as a check and balance on government.


22 posted on 02/07/2014 11:48:49 AM PST by apoliticalone
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