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Soc 140 Lec September 6

Soc 140 Lec September 6 - -Workers were pissed off at Roger...

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Soc 140 Lec September 6, 2007 Roger and Me 1. What is the American Dream that former workers of GM might have in mind? 2. How did most workers react to the loss of their job? Why did they react this way? 3. What would Marx say about their reaction? Is the American dream for a specific class? Is it classless? What image did workers have of GM before and after? - GM was raking in record profits, and still closed US production plants to open ones in Mexico, and use that money to buy additional car companies.
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Unformatted text preview: -Workers were pissed off at Roger Smith. -Tom Kay – spokesman and lobbyist for GM, says Roger Smith genuinely cares about his people, says he’s nice, necessary closing of the production line. Says there is more opportunity now. -Has to do what he has to do to react to the economic climate. -Gm workers were being employed by Taco Bell – said it was their “Dream job” -The transaction from assembly work to taco bell...
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