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    Re: Uaw, gm open 2019 contract talks

    Trailblazer is not selling, Mexico has something to do with it

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    The very least GM should be doing is bringing all of its high profit full sized truck production back to the USA. They can argue all they like about slender margins on smaller cars and Utes but when it comes to truck production, there's no place to hide, those jobs should be stateside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey View Post
    GM is employing unionized South Koreans. Does that make it any different? Why build there if they don't buy there. I get their stupid thinking that China means millions of sales (Until China tosses them out.) GM pulled out of Australia, India, Russia and the EU. Pull out of South Korea. They probably won't because they're in bed with LG, since GM doesn't know how to build a battery or electric motors for EV's.
    I'm thinking more on the end of practicality and not necessarily unionization. Lordstown is tooled to build vehicles GM is discontinuing and it seems like GM has enough capacity in vehicles they sell after expansions at other US plants. It's not good for people losing their jobs but keeping excess capacity in dying segments is tough to do. However, I do think GM is making a mistake by dropping cars and going 110% on SUV's but the factory decisions make sense when their goal is to drops a large portion of their cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clownzilla View Post
    I'm thinking more on the end of practicality and not necessarily unionization. Lordstown is tooled to build vehicles GM is discontinuing and it seems like GM has enough capacity in vehicles they sell after expansions at other US plants. It's not good for people losing their jobs but keeping excess capacity in dying segments is tough to do. However, I do think GM is making a mistake by dropping cars and going 110% on SUV's but the factory decisions make sense when their goal is to drops a large portion of their cars.
    While I'm not an auto plant engineer, it does make sense to close a plant if none of it's equipment can be used on future models. Might make more economic sense to expand other plants then gut the entire Lordstown plant. But the VSS-F platform is the bases for the micro CUV's and future EV cars/CUV's. So I don't get the "Lordstown was only built for small cars" line. Oshawa is being turned into a parts plant. GM's Korea sales are just a hundred cars a month. Why bother making the TRAX and Encore there? China doesn't import the TRAX. they build their own locally.

    It just seems like GM is more worried about Mexican workers: As soon as the Cruze was killed in Mexico, the Blazer was put there. Blazer sales at 12K for the first 1/2 year is not great. I'm sure basing it out of Mexico is part of the problem.

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