Jobs At Arlington Plant May Be Headed To Mexico

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The Lear Corporation logo is pictured on its World Headquarters building. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Workers at an Arlington plant are worried many of their jobs will be sent to Mexico.

While Governor Perry was boasting about Texas job creation during Wednesday night’s Republican debate, workers at a plant that supplies seats to Arlington General Motors are worried many of their jobs are heading south of the border.

“With Governor Perry speaking last night about how he’s creating jobs and everything they didn’t know that his was really going on down here,” UAW Local 129 Union President Warren Hawkins said of the potential crisis.

Nearly 80 jobs at the Lear Corporation plant may be heading to Mexico.

According to Hawkins, the plant currently employs some 532 people. “I think they’re trying to get it down, I’m for sure of the number, but I think they’re trying to get it below 500,” he said.

The loss of jobs could also jeopardize tax breaks given to the Lear Corporation, by the City of Arlington, in exchange for job creation.

For now, Local 129 is biding its time. “Basically UAW is just kinda sitting back waiting to see what’s gonna happen here,” Hawkins said.

The union has enlisted the support of State Representative Bill Zedler to plead their case about the jobs to fellow Republican Rick Perry.

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  1. NiteNurse says:

    I’m sure Slick Rick will blame everything on Obama and not take any ownership for anything. GOPs and Democrats all seem to specialize in blaming the other side. I will vote for someone who says we’re all at fault! As Americans we have allowed foreigners to outwork us in everything! We aren’t willing to work for certain wages, we refuse to push our kids to study harder so they can get better jobs, we spend more money then we earn, and we only want to pay the cheapest prices for stuff made in other countries. EVERYONE is responsible for this economic disaster. A good leader needs to call us on our lazy behavior and lead us back into economic prospertiy!

  2. Rick McDaniel says:

    So………boycott GM cars. That should change their mind.

    Americans are fed up with being forced to lose jobs, and buy foreign made products.

  3. gayden says:

    The village idiot frpm Keyna certainly deserves the blame for this one. He “bailed GM out” and look what has happened. Sounds like his job adviser, the GE chairman who just recently outsourced a major division of GE, sending it to China to be staffed by Chinese engineers, etc. This from an Obama apointee to CREATE JOBS IN THE USA.

    1. g says:

      Let’s get this right, President Obama is a white man raised by a white mother, white Grandmother and an Asian/Pacific Islander step-father. His biological father was a deadbeat dad.

  4. wthj77 says:

    gayden… youre a moron…. and its KENYA…. not that obama is from kenya if you even had a shred of intelligence in what probably is a miniscule brain in that head of yours…. GM, for your information, may have been bailed out by the federal government but you may want to pull your head from your rear end to find out that GM HAS ALREADY PAID BACK EVERY CENT PLUS INTEREST TO THE US GOVERNMENT – Thanks to Former AT&T CEO Ed Whitacre… Now Sit the Heck down and Shut the F up, GAY-DEN

  5. g says:

    onto top of it, Pilgrims Pride is leaving as well. We are loosing so MANY jobs

  6. OSS says:

    Carrier and Trane in Tyler have already lost most of their production lines to Mexico. These guys were making good money and lost it because the companies could get the jobs done down south for $50 a week US. The companies dont reduce their product in the US even though they are getting done cheaper somewhere else so we still have to pay the same price as if it were being produced here,,,so let it be produces here….Yet we are still saturated with illegals from everywhere. Let them go work on their own turf and leave us alone. Some want to make it mandatory that we all have to learn a second language, specifically Spanish. Im proud to be an American, my dad is a vet with two wars for our freedom and so were all my uncles. I dont like other countries so I don’t go, if someone doesn’t like it here they can leave.

    1. NiteNurse says:

      I have news for you folks. The world is no longer just a mass of seperate countries it’s a global community. What happens in one country can effect certain things in this country and vice versa. So you can’t just pretend the rest of the world doesn’t exist because you refuse to leave this country or learn someone else’s language. The world’s community comes to you and you will have to learn to deal with it by stepping up or get stepped on in the process. Come on America let’s show them we can do things bigger and better!

  7. C.M. Thomas says:

    World Free Trade Agreement was authored by lil ronnie regun and pappy bushie passed and layed on pappys deak for President William (Bill) Clinton to sign as one of his first bills to sign into law. This bill passed both houses so much Clinton could not even veto it, Just laying the blame where it belongs, more gop GREED

  8. David Zeuner says:

    Moving American manufacturing jobs to other countries has been the plan all along.

  9. Harry Dingey says:

    I retired after working thirty years as an Industrial Engineer at Rockwell International in Newark, Ohio. So, please trust me, these are Real International Trade numbers to back up everything I am saying
    Did you know that America can create 10 Million good paying Jobs almost overnight by Pulling out of NAFTA and WTO right now?
    But, all of these American Politicians are in the pocket of the Globalist CFR-PARTY and they will never let that happen.
    Here is how to create 10 million jobs overnight:
    “Based on the U.S.Department of Commerce estimates that 22,800 jobs are created for every $1 billion in merchandise produced for Import or Export.” Go to the following location to check out this statement if you like.
    http://www.policyarchive.org/handle/10207/bitstreams/9621.pdf
    ======================================
    Total USA Imports in 2006:
    $ 2,211.7 billion —- (Total Import number including all Oil Imports)
    $ 309.4 billion less – (minus amount spent on Imported Crude Oil)
    $ 1,902.3 billion X 22,800=43.37 million jobs lost from Imports.
    ======================================
    Total USA Exports in 2006 = $ 1,451.7

    $ 1,451.7 Billion X 22,800=33.10 million jobs created from Exports.
    ======================================
    If USA Pulls out of NAFTA and WTO right now:
    USA could possibly lose 33.10 million Jobs from EXPORTS.
    However, I am sure many countries will still import items from the USA because they will be forced to do so. That would of course create even more jobs gained than I have estimated.
    USA would absolutely gain 43.37 million Jobs by closing the doors to International IMPORTS from China, India and Japan.
    So, 43.37 minus 33.10 = 10.27 million NET JOBS GAIN.
    My calculation means ABSOLUTELY 10.27 million Jobs gained if the rest of the world did not buy one single penny of USA EXPORTS.
    Please listen to this youtube video and you will totally understand what is wrong in America right now and how to solve it.

    THE MONEY CHANGERS:

    BY: Harry Dingey
    SO MOTE IT BE.

  10. Harry Dingey says:

    I retired after working thirty years as an Industrial Engineer at Rockwell International in Newark, Ohio. So, please trust me, these are Real International Trade numbers to back up everything I am saying

    Did you know that America can create 10 Million good paying Jobs almost overnight by Pulling out of NAFTA and WTO right now?

    But, all of these American Politicians are in the pocket of the Globalist CFR-PARTY and they will never let that happen.

    Here is how to create 10 million jobs overnight:

    “Based on the U.S.Department of Commerce estimates that 22,800 jobs are created for every $1 billion in merchandise produced for Import or Export.” Go to the following location to check out this statement if you like.

    http://www.policyarchive.org/handle/10207/bitstreams/9621.pdf

    ======================================

    Total USA Imports in 2006:

    $ 2,211.7 billion —- (Total Import number including all Oil Imports)
    $ 309.4 billion less – (minus amount spent on Imported Crude Oil)
    $ 1,902.3 billion X 22,800=43.37 million jobs lost from Imports.

    ======================================

    Total USA Exports in 2006 = $ 1,451.7

    $ 1,451.7 Billion X 22,800=33.10 million jobs created from Exports.

    ======================================

    If USA Pulls out of NAFTA and WTO right now:

    USA could possibly lose 33.10 million Jobs from EXPORTS.

    However, I am sure many countries will still import items from the USA because they will be forced to do so. That would of course create even more jobs gained than I have estimated.

    USA would absolutely gain 43.37 million Jobs by closing the doors to International IMPORTS from China, India and Japan.

    So, 43.37 minus 33.10 = 10.27 million NET JOBS GAIN.

    My calculation means ABSOLUTELY 10.27 million Jobs gained if the rest of the world did not buy one single penny of USA EXPORTS.

    Please listen to this youtube video and you will totally understand what is wrong in America right now and how to solve it.

    THE MONEY CHANGERS:

    “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXt1cayx0hs”

    BY: Harry Dingey
    SO MOTE IT BE.

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