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Caterpillar kicked out

Caterpillar accepted millions in tax breaks but also demanded that workers at its Electro-Motive plant accept savage pay reductions. The workers refused so Caterpillar retreated back to the States, closing their London plant and throwing hundreds of employees out of work.

London outlets of my favourite fashion chain, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, responded by taking Caterpillar branded products off their shelves. It doesn’t help anything and maybe it’s a bit self-serving to play up to the local customer base, but it kinda feels good.

1 comment

1 Brian Hickey { 02.07.12 at 12:09 pm }

Too bad Mark’s didn’t remove the Cat products nationally. And permanently (but that is just wishful thinking). May the Feds should ban the importation of Cat products altogether as a gesture. Slimeballs.

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