GM strike takes ‘turn for the worse’ as Union rejects latest offer
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GM strike takes ‘turn for the worse’ as Union rejects latest offer


DAVID: GM AND THE UAW BATTLE ENTERING A FOURTH WEEK NOW, AND NOW A UNION OFFICIAL IS SAYING THE NEGOTIATIONS HAVE QUOTE, TAKEN A TURN FOR THE WORSE. AS THE LABOR UNION REJECTED THE LATEST OFFER THAT WAS ON THE TABLE. JOINING US TO MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL, HOPEFULLY, THE CAR COACH, LAUREN FIXX. GOOD TO SEE YOU. HOW AND WHEN DOES THIS END?>>WELL, I HAVE A FEELING THIS MIGHT BE A LITTLE LONGER THAN WE EXPECTED. GM HAS ALREADY LOST LIKE $660 MILLION. LOT OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK AND PARTS SUPPLIES ARE A BIG ISSUE AND THAT MEANS DEALERS AREN’T GETTING PARTS EITHER. THIS HAS TO BE RESOLVED, THE QUICKER THE BETTER. I KNOW LARRY KUDLOW WOULD LIKE TO GET IT RESOLVED AS WELL BECAUSE IT’S IMPACTING MANUFACTURING NUMBERS.>>LAUREN, KRISTINA HERE. I WANT TO ASK YOU A QUESTION. ON FRIDAY, THE TOP GM NEGOTIATOR FOR UAW, HE ACTUALLY SAID THAT THE UNION HAD FOUND COMMON GROUND ON HEALTH CARE AND ON A PATH TO PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT FOR TEMPORARY WORKERS. SO IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THIS MAJOR STICKING POINT? YOU JUST SAID IT COULD POTENTIALLY TAKE A LOT LONGER.>>WELL, I THINK THEY WANT TO REPLENISH SOME OF THE LOSSES THEY TOOK WHEN GM WENT BANKRUPT. THEY HAD TO GIVE UP A LOT OF THEIR RETIREMENT ACCOUNT AND ARE TRYING TO GET THAT REFLENISHED BECAUSE A LOT OF PART-TIME PEOPLE THAT LOST THEIR JOBS AND ARE NOW BACK TO WORK, THEY WOULD LIKE TO GET THAT REDONE AND OF COURSE, THEY WANT MORE VACATION TIME AND MORE SICK DAYS.>>THERE HAS BEEN 10,000 PEOPLE LAID OFF AT U.S. PARTS SUPPLIERS AS A RESULT OF THIS STRIKE, AND NOW THERE’S WORD THE 2020 CORVETTE STING RAY COULD ALSO BE DELAYED AS A RESULT. ARE THE UNIONS IN EFFECT KIND OF KILLING THE GOOSE HERE? ARE THEIR DEMANDS MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE AND HURTING THE COMPANY THAT THEY SUPPOSEDLY WANT TO HELP? THEY KILLING THE GOOSE HERE?>>I AGREE WITH YOU, BECAUSE THE NUMBER ONE SELLING VEHICLE IS THE TRUCK, SILVERADO, AND THEY’VE GOT A TRUCK SALE GOING ON RIGHT NOW, WITH AS MUCH AS $10,000 ON THE HOOD OR DON’T PAY FOR 90 DAYS, THEY ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO SELL VEHICLES BUT THEY HAVE ONLY GOT A 90-DAY SUPPLY WHEN THEY WENT ON STRIKE. SO WITHIN TWO WEEKS THEY WILL BE HURTING THE GOLDEN GOOSE AND THE CORVETTE, THEY ALREADY HAVE 37,000 RESERVATIONS. I SAW THE CONVERTIBLE, I’M DRIVING THE NEW CORVETTE TOMORROW, SO I’M A LITTLE CONCERNED THAT IF THEY CAN’T GET IT TO MARKET.>>DO YOU THINK THAT JOB SECURITY IS, AS ONE OF THE LOCAL PAPERS IS TALKING ABOUT, THE MAJOR STICKING POINT, THAT THE UNION WANTS GM TO PROMISE IN EFFECT THAT THERE ARE GOING TO BE NO MORE PLAYOFFS IN THE UNITED STATES AND SECONDARILY, DOES THAT TIE INTO THE UNION CORRUPTION PROBLEMS AND THE FACT THAT THEY KIND OF HAVE TO PROVE TO THEIR MEMBERS THAT YEAH, THEY MAY BE CORRUPT BUT THEY ARE ALSO REALLY WORKING ON BEHALF OF THEM?>>YOU GOT IT RIGHT ON, ACTUALLY. THE UNION PART, WITH THE CORRUPTION GOING ON, THEY HAVE TO PROVE THEY ARE DOING THE JOB AND HELPING THE EMPLOYEES KEEP THEIR JOBS. BUT NO ONE CAN PREDICT WHAT THE FUTURE OF THE AUTO INDUSTRY IS BECAUSE THEY ARE SAYING WE WILL HAVE ALL THESE ELECTRIC CARS AND THESE AUTONOMOUS CARS. THAT WOULD NOT HELP BECAUSE IT MEANS PEOPLE WON’T OWN VEHICLES IN MANY CASES. I THINK THEY REALLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT THIS. YOU CAN’T GUARANTEE THAT THERE’S NOT GOING TO BE ANY MORE LAYOFFS. I DON’T THINK ANY COMPANY CAN GUARANTEE THAT.>>GARY KALTBAUM. I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE OVER AFTER TEN DAYS, BECAUSE MONEY USUALLY TALKS, BUT OBVIOUSLY, NOT ENOUGH. MY BIG WORRY NOW, AS YOU SAID, INVENTORY’S GOING TO START RUNNING LOW IN THE COMING WEEKS, AND IF THEY DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO REPLENISH, THAT IS A PROBLEM. THAT BIG SALES DROP, BIG EARNINGS DROP, BIG ECONOMY DROP, AT WHAT POINT IN TIME, DO YOU THINK WE ARE GETTING CLOSE BECAUSE WE’RE HEARING WE’RE AT THE WORST PLACE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THERE’S GOING TO BE NOTHING BUT PAIN IF THIS CONTINUES THE NEXT TWO OR THREE WEEKS.>>I THINK THEY’VE GOT ABOUT TWO WEEKS UNTIL THEY’RE IN TROUBLE. AFTER THAT, RIGHT NOW IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO PURCHASE A SILVERADO TRUCK AND WANT IT CUSTOM ORDERED A CERTAIN WAY, YOU CAN’T ORDER IT. YOU HAVE TO GET IT FROM ANOTHER DEALER. THEY ARE RUNNING OUT OF INVENTORY. DEALERS ARE HOLDING ON TO WHAT THEY HAVE BECAUSE THAT’S THEIR CASH COW. IT IS BECOMING A PROBLEM. YOU DON’T WANT CONSUMERS TO GO TO RAM OR F SERIES PICKUP TRUCKS BECAUSE FORD AND RAM ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO TAKE AWAY THOSE CUSTOMERS. THAT WILL HURT GM, IT WILL HURT OBVIOUSLY THE LABORERS, IT WILL HURT THE COMPANY AND HURT THE STOCK. I THINK REALLY, IN THE BIG PICTURE, THEY NEED TO GET THIS RESOLVED. GM KEEPS PUTTING GOOD OFFERS OUT. UAW SAYS NO, UAW GIVES THEM A GOOD OFFER, GM SAYS NO. THEY EVEN WANT TO DO A NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE FOR MARY BARRA WHICH IS ABSURD BECAUSE IT’S NOT GOING TO CAUSE HER TO STEP DOWN. IT’S JUST MORE DRAMA. DAVID: BY THE WAY, WE ALL ENVY YOU DRIVING THE STING RAY TOMORROW.

100 Comments

  • SMASHDELIVERY

    The uaw is worthless! Do they give you money when your jobless? Hell no! All they do is take take your money every month! Quit the union … now you just received a substantial raise!

  • Tyler Pearson

    GM files bankruptcy and sells off intellectual property to a Chinese company or some other manufacturer. Everyone gets fired/laid off.

  • Greg Echlin

    The uaw is killing the golden goose. That provides them with manufacturing jobs. Even though the inept practices of the leadership has got GM were it is today because it's hard to find quality people to fill the jobs when GM is trying to save money on engineers and white collar workers. To offset the union workers who sometimes make less or the same as people who are working on the line. Every car made in America has a 2 or 3 thousand dollar price tag added to it with the big three. Just for the union pensioners for insurance. A friend of mine just complained yesterday that he couldn't get the parts he needed for his vehicle yesterday. So his mechanic found everything he needed after market in California for 1 third the price with free delivery. He even ordered moog parts from America that we're way cheaper than the dealership. And better made. Honestly I can't see why any line workers should demand more money or benefits because of the contractions in the globalist markets in America. As the Democrats allow millions of workers to take your jobs with the open borders ideology. And allowing globalization to envelop America. Remember Delphi? Porkay? No comprenday? IF YOU ARE A UNION WORKER YOU HAVE TO VOTE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP . He's the only one who wants to protect American jobs. Union and nonunion jobs in America.

  • C Phibbs

    Move the plants to Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama!! We have people willing to work!!
    Also Mississippi and Alabama have ocean ports for easy exports!!

  • DL

    Free market capitalism made us strong, the merger between big business and big government on a road to socialism made us weak. The unions who formed to fight back against big business abuses then became corrupted themselves by the same Left who caused the big business and big government merger problems in the first place, who now are nothing more than Commie thugs wielded to extort innocent businesses and workers of money, and then launder that money to the Democrat Party.

  • dg Wiley

    Is this like the Air traffic control strike to harm Reagan for the DNC? Reagan did good. Hope Trump doesn't have to intervene.

  • don198769

    GM shouldn't give in! These employees already cost the average car buyer enough. Not only do they get paid well with benefits and pension plans but they get heavily discounted vehicle's while the rest of us hard working Americans can barely afford to buy from the big 3!

  • Sooner Jon The Conservative

    I hope the UAW continues with the strike until GM goes bankrupt in the US and ceases operations. It would serve the union right. They are overpaid, overcompensated, and the reason why the car industry is moving over seas.

  • shadow knight

    What a surprise a union not agreeing hope gm leaves the table restructures and reclassifies there job title and does away with all the positions of the ones striking and start fresh with new employees

  • Eric Dunlap

    We must realize that we are heading to a socialist society! Praise the democrats! GM instead of giving the employees a raise. Must put that money into we that can’t work!! The workers, union. Must give to the people of America that can’t work!!

  • Dr No No No

    Dump the union, I know many people who would take those jobs at a rate that is less than those wanted by the unions asap.

  • Last Days

    Unions are only good for 1 thing–ensuring employee safety on the job. Otherwise, they're comprised of nothing but useless, greedy money-grabbers.

  • 7 77

    Last time I wrote in support of unions on FOX, my comments were erased ,I thought only the left leaning news organizations did that

  • Christopher Bedenbaugh

    Don't feel sorry for these people no wonder gm went bankrupt make them in the south where unions dont exist and dont hire any ex union people

  • willstoz

    Nationalize the entire economy already! Once it collapses, we can pick up the pieces and get to a free market, free enterprise system.

  • Dio Black

    Getting rid of temporary employment services is a good start. Too many companies are hiring temps to work fulltime at lower wages. At a union job its unbelievable, never heard of such a thing and the fact both GM and UAW allowed this is unforgivable.
    All GM plants will either be in China or Mexico in next 5 years. To any worker there, find a new job now.
    Amd to those who dont understand "pay packages". The $63hr. package isnt what it seems. At $15hr. actual pay with added healthcare on average makes it about a $50hr. package. I assume gm has above average healthcare packages so that $63hr. means little. Pay could be 15-22. Not much more. Thats a crap wage in todays world.
    All GM would have to do is cut about 1% off its stockholders profits to fix issue but they will never do that. They want to profit even more even though GM products have been declining in quality and resale for decades.

  • Dio Black

    I dont think many here understand what a $63hr. "pay package" is. I had a $55hr. pay package once and i was making $15hr. pay. Packages are pay and benefits, and benefits are always much higher an hour than pay. Thats the big scam. We allowed our gov to force employers to cover employee healthcare costs because gov is in bed with healthcare industry, in some case they are the healthcare industry. Just think if we actually had affordable healthcare in US so people could cover themselves privately. Wages would be at least double what you are making now being employers wouldn't be forced to pay for it. Its such a great scheme. Make healthcare so expensive that only companies(millionaires and billionaires)can afford it, offer sub par coverage and high premiums for most part, tell employees they are getting a $60hr. Pay package to keep them thinking they're doing good.
    The company may seem like the villain here but they are not. Companies pay HUGE money to cover their employees. Its our government and the healthcare system that are the culprits. From the top down to the doctors and dentists who believe they are worth 500k a year.
    Whats the end result? Socialism. An even worse thing than our corrupt system. When enough people cannot afford basic things they will vote for something different. That day is coming have no doubt.

  • Robert Crummel

    Learned a few years sgo to never buy a UAW built vehicle again. After decades of suffering with undependable, poorly built, overpriced cars I brought a Honda. Will never go back

  • MARTIN WOOLDRIDGE

    GM should move to Mexico the American employees make too much money are (spoiled & lazy) and get really high benefits. It’s around $63.00 per hour hahahhahahhah way to much for low skilled jobs.

  • Chatla Suresh

    Turn for the worse. Yeah GM underline bankruptcy. How about GE bankruptcy Because of Edison formula of superman modified to super woman Hillary R Clinton CHAI prescription's.

  • Chatla Suresh

    GM will become history.
    How Corvette rocket space model raises GM revenue? What's sting ray? Got how many cylinder's?

  • warren wallace

    I myself stand for the union it's about time the working man stand up to the elite corrupt companies. They need to give the working man better pay and benefits with all the gobs they have tooken away from human workers and gave them to robots.

  • Mark Curtis

    There was a need for unions 50 years ago, Today they are just another big business with their  hands in your pocket trying to tell you what to buy and who to vote for.

  • Lawney Malbrough

    The real question in all this is how long can a bunch of dumbazz auto workers stand on the corner not earning money? GM should simply close down and move their plant to another state.

  • B Ellow

    One only needs to drive down the highway and see GM's ever shrinking share of the auto market. When they have to compete with the import cars, many of which have US factories, they have to keep their costs competitive or they won't survive in the long run. I hope both the UAW and company work this out soon.

  • Daryl Leckt

    employee health care adds $8,000 to the cost of every american automobile.
    why should american employers bare the cost of americas health care?
    Medicare for all!

  • Ringo Gingo

    If I was in charge of the UAW I would hold out for a gooD deal no matter what it took. GM doesn't valve the people that made them what they are today .
    The American people should support their fellow Americans but they don't !!! If the American people would buy American cars …. Their kidS would have a dam job at GM,Ford but they will
    talk down on the workers and buy a kia without thinking twice. Shame on you AMERICA !

  • J L

    Unions???? Are they really for the workers??I don't see it!!!Plus they make trouble for businesses….it seems ..why give them your money what do they really do for anyone?

  • Ringo Gingo

    I hope all manufactures move all job to china so you scam bags none supporting Americans get laid off, then you'll see want the auto works are fighting for.

  • DeviousRC 66

    All I hear from these worthless people is I want more for less. People are expendable not negotiable. If you can't do job, replace them. The problem is to a lot of these people all live beyond their means.

  • Mike Crawford

    wall street hard at work f the workers for profit like i say wall street days i hope are comming to a end stay tough people making cars and trucks overseas then send them back so our people in the us can buy them for a high prices wall street is killing the country for profit the traders need a 10 dollar an hour job lets get their hands dirty

  • Mike Crawford

    every body blames the workers not wall street not share holders ceo' s watch the movie wall street and see how this crap works go to the south for cheap labor they allready have high school football and collage football free labor may be they can find some more free labor for g m love the top not american workers sad bunch

  • Timothy Barber

    who cares, let them lose their jobs and let GM shut down. no one in this country cares. We are more worried about trying to overthrow our current government to actually care about stuff that matters. get with the times people.

  • Joseph Traina

    I am Now 72 years old ,have always and firmly believe in Unions ,for the protection of the workers.That being said ,these Auto workers have gotten some pretty lucrative contracts in the past.The one inescapable FACT is you MUST PRODUCE competitive product.When I was growing up in the 50's and 60's, Foreign auto's with perhaps the exception of Mercedes and VW, were pretty much looked upon as being CHEAP.than sometime in the 70's and 80's the American Manufacturers ,although producing a Fine Automobile started charging for ALL THE EXTRAS.The Japanese were NOW selling a comparably reliable auto "LOADED " with all the extras the American automakers were charging extra for.Also although I hate to admit it ,the quality of the American cars seem to be lacking.Why would the average person spend EIGHT thousand dollars on Virtually the same auto he could purchase for 4 ?

  • Charles Bronson

    I work for a Union and i will have to admitt Unions are terrible and corrupt money making machines worse than corporations…Democrats are known to support them cause they are both corrupt

  • Donald Grant

    I say "Unions get what you can and give nothing back." We have no say in what the 1%ers get paid then no one should be talking about what the UAW makes.

  • Herman Moore

    People strike then turn around and complain when the company decides to close the factories and relocate to Other countries………….People should start to realise that with the Global Economy Companies have a choice to go where the workers don't interfere with production. Bad luck as now the Workers are ALL WITHOUT WORK……………………..TOUGH if you do not realise there are more people in the world you are looking for work today…………..Companies have the power today………..

  • TheWhytnyte

    This chick is an uneducated moron.
    GM has not lost a single penny over this strike. Infact like she said, they are selling trucks like hotcakes and have no production costs. As for her claim that they only had a 90 day supply of trucks on the lots at the onset of the strike, once again she is wrong. They had in excess of 150 days of inventory, I know, I build the frames for the Sierra and Silverado. They knew this was coming and for months now they have been ordering a crazy number of frames from us, far greater numbers then normal.

  • whiskers78753

    Low inventory? What are they smoking? They have too much inventory; they have about 30 more days than they historically have had at this time of the year. The GM lot next to my house has GMC and Buick vehicles packed tightly, so they can fit them on their lot (no shortage of any kind).

  • PRO HEN

    They need to fire the CEO and upper management of GM cause those guys are idiots. GM has already been bailed out, now they're blowing millions on nothing cause they don't want to negotiate when they could've just negotiated and paid the workers that money and been making product and making money. GM upper management is completely lost and I don't even work there. They should hire me as CEO and turn that company around. I sure hope our government doesn't bail them out again just because they want to run the company into the ground. GM needs to sell out to another auto manufacturer while the gettin is still good.

  • Poor Dom

    I wonder. Does the UAW, realize that they are giving GM the incentive to movemore production to either Mexico or China. There a similar situation a couple of years back, where an automotive plant forced to close, with several thousand employees being let go. Several years later the plant was purchased by a Chinese firm making automotive glass. A great number of people applied for jobs where the salaries were like $ 12.00/hr, compared to what they made as employee of the car manufacturer which was probably 3 to 4 times more.

  • George Kafantaris

    UAW’s fight is not with GM, but with the robots. And the only way to win is to tax GM for each robot. Not complicated, actually.

  • Caliph Branham

    How much less would a new vehicle cost with out having to pay union prices? Maybe more people could afford to buy new vehicles then. Maybe they should move to more economical states and not allow unions in.

  • Doug Smith

    GM stole our tax dollars , cut workers pay , and outsourced our manufacturing base to China. Don’t blame the UAW … Barra is overpaid and overrated. If I were the UAW I’d picket outside GM headquarters and even riot until she resigns ! Your story is corporate BS , btw!

  • Keith C

    GM is bleeding cash, but it has a lot of cash on hand. GM is building a lot of cars south of the border, and China, not the U.S., is now the makers #1 market. Hmm…

  • Danny Lopez Repair & Flip

    GM will go bankrupt and don’t bail them out this time! Sad truth is our American cars are junk compared to their counterparts

  • Rod Whitmire

    It's all caused by a greedy Union. I really think unions have outlived their days. Normal people would enjoy those job so much more and would probably get a better product

  • bobowrath sovine

    How is the outlook of electric and autonomous cars cause her to assume most people won't be even having cars in the future??

  • jane jan

    I was going to buy a Jeep, but I don't want to support these greedy, ungrateful unionists, and jeep are UAW made. So I think I'm going to go with Toyota.

  • seven s.v.

    Fox News… You should look into…. Mary Barra should be fired for this political stunt. Clinton's little buddy is doing her job hurting Americans like Democrats love to do. I am a shareholder of GM and she is only doing this to hurt workers, the stock, her part to hurt the economy, and all to spite Republicans. And, union leaders are in bed with the plan.

    GM management are NOT looking out for the investors best interests.

  • purplefreak3

    Are your UAW leaders living on $250 during this strike? GM can out last longer then the workers can when comes to losing money so the only ones winning here is the UAW itself.

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