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GM Strike week 3......Where's Trump?

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I'll bet lots of those striking GM workers that voted for Trump are wondering why he has not waded into the dispute on their behalf.

 

In addition we keep hearing from Lefties how Trump needs distractions from his ongoing corruption and criminal inquiries so this would seem like a perfect time to use this strike as a diversion.

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2 mins ago, Gotcow? said:

I'll bet lots of those striking GM workers that voted for Trump are wondering why he has not waded into the dispute on their behalf.

 

In addition we keep hearing from Lefties how Trump needs distractions from his ongoing corruption and criminal inquiries so this would seem like a perfect time to use this strike as a diversion.

What side should Trump take, management, or labor?

Trump seems like a management type, so why piss off voters by picking and choosing.

Straight down the middle by staying out of the dispute is his best political course.

 

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14 mins ago, Gotcow? said:

I'll bet lots of those striking GM workers that voted for Trump are wondering why he has not waded into the dispute on their behalf.

 

In addition we keep hearing from Lefties how Trump needs distractions from his ongoing corruption and criminal inquiries so this would seem like a perfect time to use this strike as a diversion.

Didn't Trump run on a platform of being "for the working man"?   Didn't he promise to bring back jobs?   

 

The plants in Mexico and Canada are humming along strike free.  

 

I am sure Trump is developing a serious 17D chees move and will spring it on GM any day now.

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8 mins ago, KnewBee said:

 

The plants in Mexico and Canada are humming along strike free.  

 

 

No they're not.

 

General Motors Co. GM -0.46% said a parts shortage stemming from a United Auto Workers strike in the U.S. led it to idle a pickup-truck factory in Mexico, cutting off the supply of GM’s most-profitable vehicles and further threatening to dent its bottom line.

GM has temporarily let go about 6,000 workers at its truck plant in Silao, Mexico, along with a transmission plant nearby, a company spokesman confirmed.

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4 mins ago, KnewBee said:

Didn't Trump run on a platform of being "for the working man"?   Didn't he promise to bring back jobs?   

 

The plants in Mexico and Canada are humming along strike free.  

 

I am sure Trump is developing a serious 17D chees move and will spring it on GM any day now.

Yes, it's Trump's fault that people are making over $20 an hour with benefits to screw on a rear view window.  It's real 3rd world conditions those strikers are going through.

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4 mins ago, Billybob said:

No they're not.

Both sources are CNBC.  It is a mixed bag of GM plant news, but, they are currently still operating.  Maybe "humming" was a poor choice. 

 

2 hrs ago as reported

 

"GM plants in Mexico, Canada are operating as UAW strike drags on, underscoring division on outsourcing jobs

 

The only North American assembly plants still operating for the Detroit automaker are the CAMI Assembly plant in Canada and two facilities in Mexico where GM is the country’s largest producer of vehicles. The plants, specifically Ramos Arizpe and San Luis Potosi in Mexico, represent one of the union’s biggest problems with GM more than with Ford Motor or Fiat Chrysler: outsourcing..."  

 

 

Oct 1st

 

"...The Tuesday cuts at GM’s plant in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico bring the number of layoffs for non-UAW represented employees in North America with GM to about 10,000, according to officials.

GM last week confirmed it had idled engine production at the Silao facility last week, temporarily laying off 450 workers. Those cuts were in addition to roughly 3,200 GM manufacturing workers in Canada and 525 hourly employees at the automaker’s jointly operated DMax engine facility in Ohio.

The total number of employees at auto suppliers who have been temporarily laid off by the strike is unknown but estimated to be in the thousands..."

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1 hour ago, Gotcow? said:

I'll bet lots of those striking GM workers that voted for Trump are wondering why he has not waded into the dispute on their behalf.

 

In addition we keep hearing from Lefties how Trump needs distractions from his ongoing corruption and criminal inquiries so this would seem like a perfect time to use this strike as a diversion.

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Gun business has been very slow, so much so that we've had 3 layoffs in the last 12 months, staff is down 60%; not one person blamed Trump that I heard.  Should he have stepped in because the best gun salesman of all time left office?

 

I didn't want them bailed out 8 or so years ago, business' fail it's how Capitalism works.  I've been laid when a company went bankrupt, I got laid off when the Internet bubble burst, both times it hurt us financially big time?  What's your point?

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I do not feel sorry for GM, or the workers. Both sides got us to where we are today. Management by not putting out a package that labor could agree to, and labor by asking for pie in the sky wage and benefit packages management could not sign.

They are in a dance with the devil they called the song for, all we can do is sit on the wall waiting for the song to end. 

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15 mins ago, Billybob said:

You wouldn't have these plants in Mexico and Canada if it weren't for the UAW, they would be in the US.

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Red Pill

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1 hour ago, nalu22 said:

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Gun business has been very slow, so much so that we've had 3 layoffs in the last 12 months, staff is down 60%; not one person blamed Trump that I heard.  Should he have stepped in because the best gun salesman of all time left office?

 

I didn't want them bailed out 8 or so years ago, business' fail it's how Capitalism works.  I've been laid when a company went bankrupt, I got laid off when the Internet bubble burst, both times it hurt us financially big time?  What's your point?

but capitalism is not practiced -corporate socialism and bankruptcy run rampant-if a company goes bankrupt they wipe out their debt and start all over screwing everybody in their path-if a big business is too big to fail the gov jumps in to save the day

 

 

 

 

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2 mins ago, superstriper said:

but capitalism is not practiced -corporate socialism and bankruptcy run rampant-if a company goes bankrupt they wipe out their debt and start all over screwing everybody in their path-if a big business is too big to fail the gov jumps in to save the day

 

 

 

 

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Hence why I said I didn't want them bailed out, we have enough Socialism already.

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