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Friday, February 20, 2009

Peppermint Patty moves to Mexico along with 300 U.S. jobs

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa denounced the Hershey Food Corp. for closing its plant in Reading, PA, a move that cost 300 jobs for the already struggling Pennsylvania economy.

Hershey will make candy in Monterey, Mexico.

The Hershey plant in Reading made York Peppermint Patties and 5th Avenue bars.

"Pennsylvania lost nearly 60,000 jobs in the last quarter of 2008 and the estimate for the month was well over 30,000 jobs lost," Hoffa said. "When are we going to tell companies like Hershey that enough is enough?"

And why didn't Gov. Ed Rendell make any effort to keep the jobs in Pennsylvania? Does he have something against chocolate?

To read Hoffa's full statement, follow the link below:

Hoffa Denounces Hershey for Exporting American Jobs to Mexico

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"And why didn't Gov. Ed Rendell make any effort to keep the jobs in Pennsylvania? Does he have something against chocolate?" There isn't a piece of food Rendell doesn't like as long as some other people are payting for it.

Realist said...

To the hard working teamsters in Hershey. Keep following your leaders advice and vote them in. Rendell is in the party of the working man. One thing he does without reservations is work the working man. Boscov gave him $164,500.for Rendell's campaigns. He got bailed out. You gave Rendell your vote and lost your job.