Thursday, December 15, 2011

Virginia's Volvo Plant, Embattled

Although the company is not locally owned, Volvo trucks are manufactured in Dublin (the one in Virginia), and currently the people who build these trucks are at war with one another. Some belong to a union; some don't. Union members are on strike. Many workers don't think the strike is necessary and are continuing to work. Here's photo evidence that this kind of conflict is still producing violence against those who want to go on doing their jobs:

http://www.nrtw.org/en/blog/photo-surfaces-volvo-employees-smashed-out-car-window-more-come#comment-74167

A quick search for related links brought up this link for the factory...

http://www.volvotrucks.com/trucks/na/en-us/about_us/facilities_locations/manufacturing_plant/pages/manufacturing_plant_ILF.aspx

...plus lots of links about the company's ongoing effort to replace striking workers. If you're looking for a factory job, agree that the strike is unjustified, and don't mind being called a scab, this may be the place for you.