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THE PLANT IS NOW CLOSED!!!!!!


The stupiditity about this film today is the fight back then (1979) WAS based on the premise that evil U.S. management was trying to exploit the workers at the plant. Guess what Norma Rae did? She cost ALL OF US OUR EMPLOYMENT as the plant was EVENTUALLY shutdown!!! While Hollywood celebrated beng touchy feely, they never told you the REST OF THE STORY on how it cost of of us our jobs. As usual, you don't get the whole story. Just what Hollywood wants to show you.

THANKS FOR NOTHING NORMA RAE, SALLY FIELDS AND THE REST OF YOU HOLLYWOOD ELITIST!!!

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Why was the plant shut down? And when?

My ancestors were humans. Sorry to hear about yours.

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Oh yeah... a working class mother with 3 kids caused financial ruin for an entire corporation. .. I love it...
Ronald Reagan single handedly DESTROYED the working class in this nation with his cronies who paid to keep him in power...
Wake up America.. yer dreaming...

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Well, the plant was closed NOT by touchy-feely Hollywood elitists but by greed run unchecked. After two leveraged buyouts-you know, where the buying company borrows all the money to purchase instead of putting real money down-by manufacturing concerns, the equipment contained in the mill was sold to a third company and the operation shut down. How do I know? I worked there a short while in college, and a friend of mine worked there until the bitter end, about '97 or '98. Boy, little had changed since the unionization-that place was DANGEROUS. WestPoint Pepperell a couple of miles away was little better, and they too were leveraged out of existence eventually. Blame it on Gordon Gecko and the Wall Street types who made FORTUNES shuffling money from one pile to another without creating anything of real value. Wonder when all their falsely-inflated stock values are going to crash down as we realize our economy is based not upon making goods with real value but in transferring money from one sector to another? Oh, wait, it already has!! Egad-the Collapsing Economy Apocalypse is upon us!

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We're all waking up from the "American Dream", guys. At least, from the corrupt version that prevailed for the past 40 years.

The process is going to be painful- facing the truth about ourselves always is. But, we're gonna make a comeback.

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like it or not, this plant closed. Not due to the labor movement or government enforcement. it died because being an American has died. No longer do people buy American. we shop at Walmart which is the death to America. Lower prices that we all enjoy but at what cost? the loss of our middle class. America may be moving forward but its really moving backwards. next time u shop at walmart think of all the jobs that have been lost due to this global catorofy

We live here and yet we don't. we love it here and yet we don't. unionization brought a voice to those that didn't thing they had one. i come from a mining town. Many people have died for the worlds desire for copper. but the unions lived strong and provided a safe place for people to work and earn a decent wage.

I cant wait for the Retail Labor Movement to happen. The union will first for better wages for those that we spit at and yet allow to ring up our clothes and groceries. Bank wages are also small.

*beep* walmart and everything that happened from it. I hope u enjoy killing the middle class.

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It's a vicious circle: wages have stagnated over the last 25 years; a worker's money doesn't can't buy the necessities, so they are forced to buy cheap crap from China or India, and more manufacturing goes overseas to provide more cheap products because people with jobs can't afford to buy the $200 sneakers manufactured in some third-world country where the workers make a couple bucks a 10-hour day and management keeps raking in more and more.

I go to Target or Kmart because the only jeans I can afford are the Lee's (made in China or India) or whatever are on sale for $25 this week. If I could afford it, I might go to Saks or Neimans and spend $300 on a pair or jeans manufactured in...China or India. But, the executives' salaries keep increasing...they need $10 million a year in salary and stock options and garage elevators and 9 homes, but their workers are essentially making the same salary they did 20 years ago so they do their shopping at Walmart.

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so norma rae was wrong to ask for more benefits. for improving work conditions. GIVE ME A BREAK. the plant close because of the greed of the corporation. These sons of bitches decided that its cheaper to have mexican workers because they dont want american workers because they know they have to give them benefits..

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If there was no union the plant would now be paying illegal immigrants a $1 an hour.


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I wish there was a "like" button here so I could hit "like" on your post.

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The plant is now overseas, paying non-Americans a dollar an hour. Maybe.

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That's why it's important to buy American.

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Leftism has caused more poverty and pain than anything in American history.

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