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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:02 PM

GM deal with UAW includes closing three US plants, $11,000 'ratification' bonuses

Source: CNBC

DETROIT – The United Auto Workers’ proposed tentative deal with General Motors includes the closure of three U.S. plants, including a large assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, according to the union.

The plants, including two powertrain operations in Michigan and Maryland, had been earmarked in November to end production this year, but the Detroit automaker had to negotiate the closures as part of contract negotiations with the union. A parts distribution facility for GM in Fontana, Calif. also would close under the four-year deal.

A fourth plant in Detroit assembly plant that was also slated for closure, as previously reported by CNBC, will be spared to build a new all-electric pickup for the automaker, if the deal is ratified. The plant is still slated to end production of the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala by January.

A timeframe for production of the pickup and the complete closures of the other U.S. facilities was not disclosed by the union, however the three plants were already idled by the automaker earlier this year. GM declined to comment.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/17/gm-deal-with-uaw-includes-closing-three-us-plants-11000-ratification-bonuses.html



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Reply GM deal with UAW includes closing three US plants, $11,000 'ratification' bonuses (Original post)
groundloop Oct 17 OP
msongs Oct 17 #1
OneCrazyDiamond Oct 17 #3
juxtaposed Oct 17 #5
Falcata Oct 17 #7
juxtaposed Oct 17 #8
OneCrazyDiamond Oct 18 #14
JohnnyRingo Oct 18 #11
Buckeye_Democrat Oct 18 #12
yaesu Oct 17 #2
groundloop Oct 17 #9
yaesu Oct 17 #10
keithbvadu2 Oct 17 #4
Kaiserguy Oct 17 #6
Mc Mike Oct 18 #13

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:20 PM

1. one wonders how many autoworkers drive japanese cars nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:32 PM

3. I was surprised by how many Japanese vehicles

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:06 PM

5. but, by UAW workers

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Response to juxtaposed (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:27 PM

7. Well no

most Japanese cars are built by non-UAW workers. Who btw make a good living at it.

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Response to Falcata (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:30 PM

8. does not matter. If it is not built by american UAW workers I would not drive it.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 01:07 AM

11. Not many.

At least not here in NE Ohio. I live near Lordstown and worked my life at GM. I can attest there are very few Japanese cars in the lot. I know a fair number of workers at the Lordstown plant and they were very loyal to the brand, more than a couple driving Cruzes.

on the other hand, I hate to admit how many voted for Trump.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 01:20 AM

12. I wonder how many of them just don't want others...

... to enjoy the same kinds of benefits they get?

Social comparison theory:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/social-comparison-theory
Social comparison theory states that individuals determine their own social and personal worth based on how they stack up against others they perceive as somehow faring better or worse.


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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:29 PM

2. or voted for tRump. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:30 PM

9. Sadly I have a cousin who falls into that category.

Not only is she in the UAW, she's also gay and a tRump supporter. Damn, talk about voting against your own best interests!

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Response to groundloop (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:47 PM

10. yep, can't figure that out. I run into fellow union members after I left the job years ago

and so far 100% of the ones I have talked to support tRump. The brainwashing seems to be working.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:33 PM

4. Trump will save the day all all those jobs. Right?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:18 PM

6. Sure will

Just ask him and he will claim to have saved them. Of course it will be just another one of the many lies he tells everyday.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 06:13 AM

13. You got it all wrong. Twitler ordered US corps to bring production back to the US and open plants.

He's been bringing all the jobs back, plants are opening everywhere. Carrier, FoxConn, GM, etc.

Also, his infrastructure bill is the biggest, yugest, in history.

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