PURE HARLEY, PURE INDIA: That Giant Sucking Sound

WILL HARLEY GUYS NAMASTE EACH OTHER INSTEAD OF DOING THE FAMOUS LOW-WAVE?  The American Icon has moved to India. This is a dark day for the Harley Guys. Will they have to fly the Indian flag along with the American flag when they come to Sturgis this year?

Workers at Harley-Davidson Inc.’s Kansas City plant figured it was coming. But when the company told the work force last week that “competitive gaps” at the factory would need to be addressed in order to keep it open, it still was a jolt, the plant’s union leader said.

Earlier, Harley used the same negotiating tactic at plants in York, Pa., and Wisconsin, saying that work would move elsewhere unless the plants became more competitive. In both cases, the union workers agreed to cost-cutting changes that will take effect in 2012.

“We’ve been kind of expecting it,” said Tony Wilson, president of Machinists Local 176 at the Kansas City plant. “We were hoping it would be later rather than sooner. Even though our people recognized we would probably negotiate again, it still raised concerns when you finally get the news.”

more: http://vigilantgrandpa.blogspot.com/2010/11/this-is-dark-day-for-harley-guys-jim.html


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