Thread regarding Caterpillar Inc. layoffs

WTF

Why are Caterpillar plants in Peoria Illinois continuing to put hundreds of people as well as there families at risk. Its irresponsible, unnecessary and plain out selfish. I get that they need to produce products to continue the flow of income. But at what point will they put employees and their families before their own pockets.

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Once dead we won’t need the pension anymore. What matters most to you?

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Post ID: @ghyd+14cgFYu8

Interesting that several people commenting on Cat and their heartless treatment of employees are the same group that gleefully displaced long time 20 plus year Cat employees in 2009-15.

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Post ID: @6bui+14cgFYu8

Cat is strategically implementing their plan to move all operations out of Illinois. Illinois has the highest corporate taxes of all states. From a business standpoint, it makes no sense for Cat to stay in Illinois.

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Post ID: @6dly+14cgFYu8

Still working at the tech center in mossville. Not a peep from any management, cat or contract, about anything other than “ business as usual”. Makes me sick that money is valued over health and safety, but that’s the way it’s always been.

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Caterpillar is a poorly managed company. They tout "Our people are our biggest asset." Yep. As expendable as the materials used to make the tractors. I was once proud to work for this company; no longer. Hey, let's take advice from disgraced Boeing CEO Muilenburg and move HQ to an overpriced suburb of Chicago. Let's pay top dollar to make new VP roles for outside candidates. Grand idea. Let's let our mid-career staff go (people with experience and expertise) down grade jobs for new hires, and outsource jobs overseas. Great examples of valuing employees and showing commitment to local communities. Sell you to the devil for an extra penny on Wall Street. No business ethics. Age discrimination. Shady accounting and FDIC raids. Poor leadership. Cronyism. Shameful.

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Still working at KS plant to.$$$$$

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Post ID: @3asj+14cgFYu8

Because... “safety first”, of course!
Even if by chance you won’t get sick, or worse, they’ll close plants again after that. Is it worth???
I can’t understand this culture that puts money above people... Wake up! Look at the world! Do you really believe it’ll be different in the USA? It’s already going worse than in EU! It took us 3 weeks to get less than where you are in a single week! And we had then only 1-2 clusters. In the US, it’s already everywhere! Wake up! Listen to WHO recommendations and protect your family if it’s not too late!

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Post ID: @2wal+14cgFYu8

Our GOVERNORS and LOCAL LEADERS need to be doing more for us!
State and Local Government Responsibility and Accountability for Health Crisis Preparedness
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK201073/
"The GOVERNOR, in particular, is ultimately responsible for his or her state’s emergency planning and response actions and for ensuring that effective CSC planning occurs."
And "… the state department of health often is in the best position to ensure that state, regional, and local CSC planning and implementation efforts are occurring and that they are being conducted systematically—that is, consistently, in a coordinated manner (i.e., within and across state boundaries), and in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations."
Where is the accountability for our state and local governments NOT being prepared for the pandemic? Do Americans believe the best answer was to have our local health care system and disaster preparedness federalized vs locally and privately run?

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