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I just don't understand this. What the UAW looks at as leverage could be the last gasp of GM factories in North America. Can Chinese manufactured GM's be far away?
 

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Good find.

Here are the details from Automotive News email alert:

UAW Local 31 has given General Motors a five-day strike notice that it will walk out at GM's Fairfax assembly plant Tuesday, April 22, unless local contract issues are resolved, said UAW Local 31 President Jeff Manning.


The Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kan., builds the Malibu sedan. The 2,700 workers there do not have a local contract despite negotiations since GM signed its national contract with the UAW in September.

GM spokesman Dan Flores said the automaker continues to bargain in good faith with local unions in several locations. " Our focus is on reaching new local agreements as quickly as we can," he said.

Manning said the two sides have not been able to agree on seniority and other factory issues. He declined to be more specific.
 

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I just don't understand this. What the UAW looks at as leverage could be the last gasp of GM factories in North America. Can Chinese manufactured GM's be far away?
Regardless of what the UAW does GM is going to get rid of its US factories as soon as they can unless the Government does something to give an incentive of manufacturing in the US(subsidize) or remove the advantage of manufacturing abroad (tariffs).
 

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Regardless of what the UAW does GM is going to get rid of its US factories as soon as they can unless the Government does something to give an incentive of manufacturing in the US(subsidize) or remove the advantage of manufacturing abroad (tariffs).
If the dollar keeps falling and the Euro and other currencies keep gaining, why wouldn't you see a resurgence of manufacturing here?
 

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This is a very aggressive approach and it seems cruel on UAW's part. Taking advantage of a company who has some bad times. The fact that they are targeting the successful product at the company says a lot.
 

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This is a very aggressive approach and it seems cruel on UAW's part. Taking advantage of a company who has some bad times. The fact that they are targeting the successful product at the company says a lot.
Its called leverage,and the Union has not had much of it lately,so in their minds use it while you can.
 

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It isn't targeting the sucseesful plants. It is targeting the plants where UAW and GM havne't come to an agreement to a local. GM still wants to make a product at that plant. They need to come to an agreement ASAP. UAW just has a little more pull if that plant has a hot product.
 

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If the dollar keeps falling and the Euro and other currencies keep gaining, why wouldn't you see a resurgence of manufacturing here?
Because China's currency is pegged to the dollar, there are very few environmental or labor laws that are enforced in China, Chinese factories do not have to pay $8,000 a year for health insurance, they don't have to pay 7.5% for social security, they don't have to pay unemployment benefits or worker comp insurance, and China does not have any ever increasing minimum wage.

That's why.
 

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GM Plant in Fairfax, Kan, Makes Chevy Malibu, Saturn Aura

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iZmnlRGdoCPnlm6CKaxAuZAHpgWwD904EDP00
Then I say schedule overtime at the other plant that makes Malibu's. The Aura and G6 have high inventories anyway. The UAW needs to get over themselves! They are holding up a contract over things such as seniority? :rolleyes: Like so many have said before, it really is no wonder US companies want to move production overseas. They don't have to deal with half the BS they do here and make more money also. :fall:
 

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The last gasps of a dieing entity. Thes desparation. They are losing control so they are burning everything down if they can't get what they want.
 

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And then in 12 to 24 months these same 2700 workers will be crying b/c GM will need to shutt down the plant and they will be out of jobs.
Instead of these workers being happy that they are working at a factory which makes cars that are hot in the market place...they want more and more and more.
I am sooooooooooooo sick of the UAW!

I just care about GM doing good in the market place and these fools are acting like this now that they have a hot product.
 

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The more they hurt GM, the less chance they have of keeping decent wages. If the UAW had any brains, they'd let their workers take pay cuts, then strike in the future when GM is loaded with money. But the way things are now, the UAW is just killing GM, present and future, and taken themselves with them.
 

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If they do not have a local contract, what have GM and UAW been following since the National Contract was Okay'd at this plant?
 

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The more they hurt GM, the less chance they have of keeping decent wages. If the UAW had any brains, they'd let their workers take pay cuts, then strike in the future when GM is loaded with money. But the way things are now, the UAW is just killing GM, present and future, and taken themselves with them.
Lol, the UAW mob doesn't care about tomorrow, they want TODAY! Anyway, they won't kill GM in the future because they won't be working for GM in the future.
 

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I'm getting sick of all these posts of the UAW threatening a strike.

I'm almost to the point of saying %$#% it, move the plant to Mexico or Canada. %$#% the Union.

EVERYONE is hurting. I know a lot of people who were working in management before, but are working jobs at the local convenience store now. Take your $18 an hour, healthcare, and other benefits and be happy. Most of the country isn't that fortunate.
 

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If the dollar keeps falling and the Euro and other currencies keep gaining, why wouldn't you see a resurgence of manufacturing here?
UAW's above market rate wages, threats of strikes and antiquated work rules negates the advantage of the weak dollar. At most I would expect US makers to close their rust belt factories and open new ones in "right to work" states.
 

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Because China's currency is pegged to the dollar, there are very few environmental or labor laws that are enforced in China, Chinese factories do not have to pay $8,000 a year for health insurance, they don't have to pay 7.5% for social security, they don't have to pay unemployment benefits or worker comp insurance, and China does not have any ever increasing minimum wage.

That's why.

Thats also why you see record high gas prices, a strain on natural resources - stone, steel, cement, etc. Keep sending our jobs overseas America and keep buying all that cheap Chinese crap! Your only shooting yourself in the foot. Why in the world would we want to boost the chinese economy even further??? I'd rather know my neighbor down the street has a good job at an American factory making jeans for $50 a pair and can send his kids to college, etc. than what we have now. Buying jeans for $12.99 and seeing that same neighbor who now works at walmart is practically starving.

Is walmart's stock price worth the death of a nation?
 

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Buying jeans for $12.99 and seeing that same neighbor who now works at walmart is practically starving.

Is walmart's stock price worth the death of a nation?
Yes it is. J/k. I'm proud to say I've done my part. I've only shopped at Walmart ONCE in my life and I purchased 2 folding chairs. Only went there because I knew I could find them there and I was out of town so I didn't know the area's other stores.
 

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The more they hurt GM, the less chance they have of keeping decent wages. If the UAW had any brains, they'd let their workers take pay cuts, then strike in the future when GM is loaded with money. But the way things are now, the UAW is just killing GM, present and future, and taken themselves with them.
Is the UAW loaded with idiots?

Watch......when GM moves production out of the country, they'll be bitching and moaning just as hard as they are now........and we'll all have a point in time to look back on and say "yeah, it's actually your fault!" :rolleyes:
 
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