Sunday, December 23, 2012

Right to Work

U.S. Department of Commerce data shows that BMW's Spartanburg, South Carolina, plant is the largest automotive exporter in the country. Since 1994, its first production year, the company has continued to invest and add models to the lineup of vehicles produced there, which now include the X3, X5 and X6 models, and with the $900M expansion underway, will add the new X4 — increasing total production to a whopping 350,000 vehicles per year. The company expects that 70% of the production will be exported to more than 130 markets worldwide. Once the expansion is complete, the plant will cover five-million square feet, employ 8,000 workers, and represent a cumulative $6.3B investment by BMW.

And all that without the UAW.

(article behind BMW Car Club of America pay wall)


Blogger Harry Eagar said...

How long has S.C. had rtw laws? What is the average SC wage compared to the rest of the country?

December 23, 2012 6:12 PM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

Since 1976.

And along with asking what the average SC wage is compared to the rest of the country (and by "rest of the country" you mean states with compelled union membership), you should also ask what the cost of living is in SC.

And also check on what the BMW workers are getting paid.

December 24, 2012 12:34 PM  

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