GE employee sheds light on the sad truth about manufacturing
The Nov. 18 column “Keep the Light On for GE Employees, Manufacturing” tells the grim truth about how so many manufacturing facilities here in Ohio were shut down. Good citizens who worked so hard now face an uncertain future.
GE closed a lighting manufacturing plant in Circleville over ten years ago and now the huge factory is idle. Larry Culp, CEO of General Electric, received nearly 73 million dollars in compensation last year.
Large companies today will do almost anything to show a return on their investment in stocks. This short-term thinking is detrimental to the security and future of our nation.
The truth is, we have shipped tens of millions of high paying jobs overseas. In the process, we have undermined our society, our small towns and cities and our independence. We depend on Communist China to provide so many essential goods. No wonder we have so many supply chain issues and the reality is things will only get worse.
GE needs to keep the lights on in the Bucyrus factory not only for the sake of these employees but also for the sake of all Americans – that is just common sense!
George Morris, Circleville
School district ‘diversity committee’ is a misnomer and could derail real DCI efforts
At the Dublin City School Board meeting on November 15, an outraged mother stepped onto the podium with ‘exhibits’ demonstrating that the district is implementing diversity, equity and inclusion (DCI), social and emotional learning and recruitment for diversity. The mother wanted the district to focus on academics instead of promoting “one program.”
Incredibly, âExhibit Câ was a photo of the black woman who was recently hired as the director of DCI. The school board president replied, âThat’s enoughâ and asked the speaker to âGet away from the podiumâ. Yet the speaker ignored the request and continued a rant targeting, not the district or its key decision-makers, but the director of DCI.
Although the speaker rejected âwhite privilegeâ, the fact that she continued this unbalanced performance unimpeded was a demonstration of this.
If a black person posted a photo of a white school employee while demonstrating aggression through rushed speech and pronounced body language, they would be escorted. Instead, 12 hours later, at a district meeting, the district invited the speaker to apply for the diversity committee. In what universe does someone who denies the value of DCI belong to a diversity committee?
The superintendent described a new initiative to incorporate divergent ideas, which include bigotry that disproves the existence of white privilege, as “diversity of thought.”
At a minimum, “diversity” is a misleading and misleading name. The biggest concern is that this has the potential to derail progress on real DCI work initiated at the behest of the community.
Tripti Agarwal, Dublin