Helen Kelly needs to go to France to learn how to run a proper union


Michael Allan McCrae and mining.com reports

An American tire company CEO blasted French productivity when he explained why his company would not be taking over a Goodyear plant in [France].

In a letter dated Feb. 8 to a government minister, Titan International’s Chairman and CEO took the [French] government to task for regulations that would make running the plant—in the CEO’s words—”crazy”.  

Strap yourself in.  Helen, take note:

He wrote

Goodyear tried for over four years to save part of the [French] jobs that are some of the highest paid, but the French unions and French government did nothing but talk.

I have visited that factory a couple of times.

The French workforce gets paid high wages but works only three hours.

They get one hour for breaks and lunch, talk for three, and work for three.

I told this to the French union workers to their faces.

They told me that’s the French way!

Strong unions and more than a living wage.  Come on Helen, start providing some value to your members.  Time to start looking critically at your own performance!

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