On Air Now

Listen

Listen Live Now » 98.5 FM Battle Creek, Michigan

Weather

Current Conditions(Battle Creek,MI 49017)

More Weather »
64° Feels Like: 64°
Wind: WSW 6 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Mostly Clear 60°

Tomorrow

Scattered Thunderstorms 79°

Sat Night

Partly Cloudy 59°

Alerts

President Spoke in Redford

by
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks after his tour of the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Michigan, December 10, 2012. REU
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks after his tour of the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Michigan, December 10, 2012. REU

REDFORD, MI    (WKZO) --  President Obama flew into Detroit yesterday to weigh in on the raging controversy over labor union rights in Michigan, and the fiscal Cliff in Washington.

Speaking at the Daimler Diesel plant in suburban Redford  the President said so-called right-to-work laws just give workers the opportunity to "work for less money." 

The President had two other reasons to come to Detroit yesterday. One was because he has been campaigning to pressure Republicans into caving on tax hikes for the rich. Eastern Michigan University Professor Ed Sidlow says what better backdrop than a Diesel engine plant.

The President also came because Daimler had its own announcement. It plans to invest 100-million dollars to expand U.S. Production and jobs in Detroit.    One of its goals is to build the first fully integrated line that would turn out power trains from fan blade to rear axle at one production facility.  It will reportedly create about 150 new jobs.

   That apparently was the President’s third reason for speaking there.

 

 

Comments