Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


BS: New American Ghost Towns

Goose Gander 02 Mar 10 - 12:33 PM
pdq 02 Mar 10 - 12:49 PM
CarolC 02 Mar 10 - 01:01 PM

Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: BS: New American Ghost Towns
From: Goose Gander
Date: 02 Mar 10 - 12:33 PM

Like Ravenswood, West Virginia . . . .


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: New American Ghost Towns
From: pdq
Date: 02 Mar 10 - 12:49 PM

...from the article in the initial post:

"Kaiser's Ravenswood plant created a middle class where there was none. When the United Steelworkers Union was voted in after the plant opened in 1957, the hourly wage jumped from $1.78 to $3.25.

Three decades later, the aluminum works was sold to a group that secretly included Marc Rich, an American commodities trader who was living in Switzerland to avoid charges of violating the U.S. trade ban with Iran."

Note: That is the same Marc Rich who, with his wife, hosted lavish parties for Bill Clinton.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: New American Ghost Towns
From: CarolC
Date: 02 Mar 10 - 01:01 PM

Clinton was never a friend to the blue collar workers. Most of the jobs that were created during his presidency were low paying jobs in the service sector.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate


 


You must be a member to post in non-music threads. Join here.


You must be a member to post in non-music threads. Join here.



Mudcat time: 29 September 5:03 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.