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Maytag closes plant, moving 1,600 jobs to Mexico to
cut costs - reports 48% profit rise 3 days later.
   1,600 workers in Galesburg, Illinois can no longer depend upon Maytag, AKA "The Dependability People," after the company announced a plant closing, thus spurring a boycott.
   Maytag plans to consolidate its operations with its Amana, IA facility as well as to move many jobs to Mexico as part of a cost cutting effort, according to a Maytag press release (see below). This was a major shock to employees, many of whom have worked for Maytag for years, some expecting to retire from the company as their only employer.
   Galesburg is a sleepy rural town situated along major highways in a rural part of Illinois. The nearest city is Springfield, where Abraham was born, and that's far away and few can point to it on a map.
   Yes this town will undoubtedly be drastically affected more than if a tornado ripped through their town. Tornado recovery can take place in a year - Galesburg grew up around Maytag and the people depended on Maytag as a major employer.
   Three Days later Galesburg and the Maytag employees was dealt a slap in the face - Maytag announced a 48% increase of its profits even though Maytag cited decreased profits as its need to move to Mexico.
   The move announcement and subsequent earnings report sparked a mass boycott against Maytag by union members, NAFTA opponents and many others.
   Boycott Watch has verified the reasons for the boycott.
Yahoo Group centered around the Maytag boycott
Maytag Press Release Announcing The Plant Closing
Maytag Earning Press Release

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