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Four Car Companies Considering Leaving Alabama Because Of HB 56

Posted by Phoenix Woman on December 14, 2011

Courtesy of Sally Jo Sorensen, we have this bit of news:

First, farmers saw the immediate economic catastrophe in Alabama because of the state’s draconian immigration law HB 56 as immigrant workers fled and their crops rotted. Then two high-profile arrests of foreign autoworkers legally in the state potentially put international investment in Alabama at risk. As a result, business leaders are now joining the chorus of voices against HB 56 because of serious economic consequences the anti-immigrant law is having on the state — while the state’s governor is playing damage control with the four foreign automakers that employ tens of thousands of Alabamians.

Hint to foreign auto company executives: Anti-union “Right to work” states are that way because unions fight for the rights of all workers, including non-white ones and those born outside of the US. There’s a reason that the “right to work” concept is most strongly upheld in the former (?) slave states, and that reason has a lot to do with the corporate-bigot alliance called “The Southern Strategy”.

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