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GM UAW workers on strike

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I shudder to think what happens to America if we can't get our General Motors cars.

  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Which begs the question: How many illegal Mexicans does it take to build a car?
  3. Thinking Man

    Thinking Man Member

    I'm not sure if the UAW gets it ... but the days of gravy train jobs for unskilled labor are over. GM, Ford and Chrysler are all really close to the brink, nothing like pushing them over the edge. If I were Mr. Gettlefinger, I would settle the damn contract before GM just decides to really slash its workforce and shutter plants. The UAW is cutting its own throat.
  4. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    For some communities if GM collapses, everything collapses.
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Maybe Michael Moore is advising the UAW?
  6. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    There is an element of truth to this, but GM and Ford at least still are doing well overseas. They are not as close to going under as everyone seems to think.
  7. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    None. When they're in Mexico -- where the plants will soon be -- they'll be legal Mexicans.
  8. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    More than anything else, this is a cost-of-healthcare issue. Sad.
  9. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    I guess we all should just bend over and take it from corporates. This country began its decline with - as has been pointed out by liberals here - Reagan busting the air traffic controllers union.

    And yet liberals bitch about what the UAW is doing...once again, backing their words with opposite or no action.

    Get ready America:
    Pauper society, pauper society, pauper society....
  10. JoelHammond

    JoelHammond Member

    Exactly, which is the case for Lordstown/The Mahoning Valley. They've threatened there before, with dire predictions if it ever happened.

    This won't be pretty for that region.
  11. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    I suppose that's the argument taking place in your head, but it's not on this thread.
  12. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    I believe Thinking Man implied it.
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