And that I hope change is near, more jobs are coming, which means people may move back to Flint. And in that the 65 homicides will lower and lower the other overall crime rate...here are some pics
Buick City before
Buick City after
Houses around whatwas Buick City
Used to be a school
There is so much more, another reason I wish I could move. My husband tells me Flint used to be a real good place. But with GM and various other manufacturers pull out, it leaves us with all that^^^^^
This is the Fisher Body plant, site of the the first sit down strike, hense the Union was born. These are the people who participated in the strike. My FIL is in there somewhere...
This is now...
AS I said before, I hope BIG change is coming, cause we will not last much longer. This city is RICH with history. The birth place of the UAW, as well as GM, also was a major contributor of tanks and other war material during World War II due to its heavy manufacturing facilities ..Flint was the most publicized example of the effects of the 1970s collapse of the US auto industry on surrounding communities. This was highlighted in the film Roger and Me by Michael Moore.
Looks like a ghost town.
I wouldn't expect the economy to get better for another 6 years at least. The way they play with unemployment numbers makes people think that we are on the mend, but we aren't. We have huge amounts of people leaving the labor force. As baby boomers keep retiring the UE rates will keep inching down but really all this will mean is that those jobs are gone for good.
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:20 AM on Dec. 13, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 12:21 AM on Dec. 13, 2012
Answer by soyousay at 8:36 AM on Dec. 13, 2012
sometimes plants close and it has nothing to do with unions. GM pulled out of OKC long before the recession hit...the company has major issues that instead of fixing they kept trying to hide. i hope RTW helps your state, but looking at what it's done to ours, i wouldnt get your hopes up. i wouldnt be surprised if GM is using unions as an excuse to get a little bit more hope out of ppl for a failing company.
RTW was passed in 2001 and implemented in 2002...
Answer by okmanders at 10:15 AM on Dec. 13, 2012
Answer by gdiamante at 11:45 AM on Dec. 13, 2012