Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How Are We Going To Fund Health Care???

I mean really... How are we going to do that? I thought this was the way to go to get the money.

TAMPA - Tampa will lose part of its cigar heritage in August when Hav-A-Tampa shuts its factory near Seffner and lays off about 495 employees, closing a factory that has been operating since 1902.

The company announced the closing today.

Many employees there make Hav-A-Tampa's iconic Jewels, inexpensive machine-made cigars known for their birchwood tips. Some workers have labored there for two decades or longer, including one who's been there for 50 years, said Richard McKenzie, a senior vice president of human resources for Altadis USA, which owns Hav-A-Tampa.

Damn Shame if you ask me... I guess these are not part of any package that includes "saved" jobs...


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