Why Couldn’t United Auto Workers Union Come To Deal With GM? | MSNBC


TALK LIVE WITH DEMOCRATIC A CONGRESSMAN WHO SERVES ON THE CONGRESSMAN WHO SERVES ON THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.>>>ANOTHER MAJOR STORY IS THE>>>ANOTHER MAJOR STORY IS THE UNITED AUTO WORKERS UNION STRIKE UNITED AUTO WORKERS UNION STRIKE SET TO START TONIGHT AT SET TO START TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. MIDNIGHT. ROUGHLY 49,000 MEMBERS OF ROUGHLY 49,000 MEMBERS OF GENERAL MOTORS PLANTS WILL STOP GENERAL MOTORS PLANTS WILL STOP WORKING. WORKING. LAST NIGHT, THE UNION ALLOWED LAST NIGHT, THE UNION ALLOWED THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT TO EXPIRE. AGREEMENT TO EXPIRE. THIS IS THE FIRST STRIKE IN A THIS IS THE FIRST STRIKE IN A DOZEN YEARS WHEN GM WORKERS WERE DOZEN YEARS WHEN GM WORKERS WERE OUT FOR TWO DAYS AND COMES AFTER OUT FOR TWO DAYS AND COMES AFTER CONTRACTED NEGOTIATIONS BROKE CONTRACTED NEGOTIATIONS BROKE DOWN. DOWN. WAGES, HEALTH CARE, TEMPORARY WAGES, HEALTH CARE, TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES, JOB SECURITY AND EMPLOYEES, JOB SECURITY AND PROFIT SHARING. PROFIT SHARING. THESE WERE ALL SOME OF THE THESE WERE ALL SOME OF THE ISSUES ON THE NEGOTIATING TABLE. ISSUES ON THE NEGOTIATING TABLE. GM SAYS IT OFFERED WAGES MORE GM SAYS IT OFFERED WAGES MORE THAN $7 BILLION U.S. INVESTMENTS THAN $7 BILLION U.S. INVESTMENTS AS WELL AS 5,400 JOBS. AS WELL AS 5,400 JOBS. NOW, IT’S CALLED THE UNION’S NOW, IT’S CALLED THE UNION’S DECISION TO STRIKE QUOTE DECISION TO STRIKE QUOTE DISAPPOINTING. DISAPPOINTING. JOINING ME TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF JOINING ME TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF THIS. THIS. THERE HAVE BEEN MONTHS OF THERE HAVE BEEN MONTHS OF NEGOTIATING. NEGOTIATING. WHY DO YOU THINK THE SIDES WHY DO YOU THINK THE SIDES COULDN’T COME TO SOME SORT OF COULDN’T COME TO SOME SORT OF DEAL? DEAL?>>>EVEN THOUGH GM LAID OUT A>>>EVEN THOUGH GM LAID OUT A LOT OF ITS PROPOSAL TODAY, WE LOT OF ITS PROPOSAL TODAY, WE DON’T KNOW A LOT OF THE DETAILS DON’T KNOW A LOT OF THE DETAILS OF IT. OF IT. IT SAID IT COMMITTED TO BEST OF IT SAID IT COMMITTED TO BEST OF CLASS HEALTH CARE WHICH AUTO CLASS HEALTH CARE WHICH AUTO WORKERS HAVE, BUT WE REALLY WORKERS HAVE, BUT WE REALLY DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S AS GOOD A DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S AS GOOD A PLAN AS WE HAVE CURRENTLY OR IF PLAN AS WE HAVE CURRENTLY OR IF GM IS STEPPING BACK A LITTLE GM IS STEPPING BACK A LITTLE BIT. BIT. IN A BROADER SENSE, OUR WORKERS IN A BROADER SENSE, OUR WORKERS HAVE BEEN UPSET WITH GM SINCE HAVE BEEN UPSET WITH GM SINCE NOVEMBER WHEN IT ANNOUNCED PLANS NOVEMBER WHEN IT ANNOUNCED PLANS TO SHUT DOWN FOUR U.S. PLANTS TO SHUT DOWN FOUR U.S. PLANTS AND A CANADIAN PLANT INVOLVED, AND A CANADIAN PLANT INVOLVED, TOO. TOO. THEY FEEL LIKE THAT WAS A THEY FEEL LIKE THAT WAS A VIOLATION OF THE PREVIOUS VIOLATION OF THE PREVIOUS CONTRACT. CONTRACT. GM SAID MARKET CONDITIONS GM SAID MARKET CONDITIONS CHANGED. CHANGED. THE AUTO WORKERS HAD BEEN UPSET THE AUTO WORKERS HAD BEEN UPSET THAT THE NEW BLAZER SUV IS BEING THAT THE NEW BLAZER SUV IS BEING ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO EVEN THOUGH ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO EVEN THOUGH THE ENGINES ARE BUILT IN THE THE ENGINES ARE BUILT IN THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. IN SOME WAYS, WHEN THAT IN SOME WAYS, WHEN THAT HAPPENED, IT SEEMED LIKE WE MAY HAPPENED, IT SEEMED LIKE WE MAY HAVE BEEN HEADING TO THIS POINT HAVE BEEN HEADING TO THIS POINT ALL EALONG. ALL EALONG.>>THE STRIKE DOESN’T INCLUDE>>THE STRIKE DOESN’T INCLUDE FORD AND CHRYSLER. FORD AND CHRYSLER. DO YOU THINK THIS COULD BE A DO YOU THINK THIS COULD BE A SIGN OF MAYBE WHAT’S TO COME FOR SIGN OF MAYBE WHAT’S TO COME FOR OTHER COMPANIES? OTHER COMPANIES?>>WELL, WHAT THE UAW DOES EVERY>>WELL, WHAT THE UAW DOES EVERY FOUR YEARS IS PICKS ONE COMPANY FOUR YEARS IS PICKS ONE COMPANY THAT IT’S GOING TO NEGOTIATE THE THAT IT’S GOING TO NEGOTIATE THE FIRST CONTRACT WITH. FIRST CONTRACT WITH. AND THAT BECOMES THE TEMPLATE AND THAT BECOMES THE TEMPLATE THAT IT TAKES TO THE OTHER TWO THAT IT TAKES TO THE OTHER TWO COMPANIES AND TRIES TO USE THAT COMPANIES AND TRIES TO USE THAT AS A PATTERN, WHICH USUALLY AS A PATTERN, WHICH USUALLY WORKS PRETTY WELL. WORKS PRETTY WELL. SO IT’S LIKELY THAT THE OTHER SO IT’S LIKELY THAT THE OTHER TWO NEGOTIATIONS WILL BE LESS TWO NEGOTIATIONS WILL BE LESS CONTENTIOUS. CONTENTIOUS. IN 2007, THERE WAS THE TWO-DAY IN 2007, THERE WAS THE TWO-DAY STRIKE AGAINST GM AND THEN A STRIKE AGAINST GM AND THEN A VERY SHORT STRIKE AGAINST WHAT VERY SHORT STRIKE AGAINST WHAT WAS THEN CHRYSLER. WAS THEN CHRYSLER.>>THIS REALLY COULD HAVE A>>THIS REALLY COULD HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON DETROIT

100 Replies to “Why Couldn’t United Auto Workers Union Come To Deal With GM? | MSNBC

  1. I hate to say it guys coming from a pro union family. But GM is trying to compete in a globalized market. Both GM and Ford are paying at least 3000 dollars per car made for insurance for the employees and the pensioners . This doesn't include all the bad years in the market that they had to consume because of union agreements from yesteryear. With there pension funds. The NAFTA scandal was actually taking jobs from Americans. And the free trade agreements with China came back to bite us. And has destroyed 100s of thousands of jobs in America. Maybe millions. The old jobs for production just out of high school or no high school making 50 to 60 dollars per hour don't exist anymore. I talked to a engineer from India. And he said that America can now compete in the market at 10 to 15 dollars per hour in manufacturing. What?

  2. God is heterosexual and satan is homosexual get it help America out homosexual summon demons angels are heterosexual and demons are homosexual get it homosexual have bad energy automatically sorry but it’s the truth give death penalty to homosexuality

  3. This isn't Trump's fault and Gm got ahead of themselves with expanding their business and hiring too many people and they can afford to fix this problem and they make $180 billion a year revenue and I'm sure they will fix this problem soon or start firing CEOs and the idiots who created this mess to begin with.

  4. Why negotiate? The Democrats are going to take away their health care plan if they win. MEDICARE for ALL!! Why do UNIONS support Democrats? It's insane.

  5. "Market conditions changed", indeed. Many buyers abandoned choosing a GM car when they heard the current crooked CEO gave herself a $21.6M salary, when that money probably should have been invested into better engineering. The workers aren't to blame, but GM cars are now engineered like crap compared to the competition, and Corporate seems to flat refuse to listen to the wants & needs of the market. GM is looking to becoming the next Gibson Guitars of the auto industry. Queen Mary Teresa needs to spend a few years living on little more than humble pie & bread crumbs, then maybe she'll actually learn something about their market struggles.

  6. Ok, there goes more jobs overseas. 99% of automobile manufacturing jobs are low skill labor jobs. Y’all shouldn’t be making anything close to what you’re making

  7. Grew up with Lordstown , Packard Electric and B& O Railroad delivering vehicles this country . Regardless of union or not – Americans deserve a chance . Most foreign plants are and have been in the USA for years . Time for laws – not politicians – without turning into communist cry babies to keep America American .

  8. People are crazy to pay the ridiculous prices for crappie autos that lose value so fast. Constantly needing service. The day is near that people refuse to throw their money away. What will the unions do then ? 😆🤣😄😆

  9. This is greed. This people don’t learn. This is the same reason why GM shoot down their plant in New Jersey few years back and moved it to Mexico.

  10. As many of you have heard my union the UAW will strike GM nationwide tonight at 11:59.
    Before any of you rush to judgement after hearing of GM's supposed "solid offer" I would like to enlighten you with the facts.
    After their bankruptcy filing, we the union workers took concessions to do our part to ensure the corporation would survive. Since that time GM has made record profits every quarter since. In the last three years alone they have profited 35 billion dollars , yes that's Billion with a B.
    Our CEO makes 22 million per year
    Their solid offer consisted of an annual 2% raise while requiring us to pay 15% of our healthcare.
    We currently use temporary employees, some of which have been there for five years, five years as a temp, only three vacation days a year. This on top of the fact we have been required to work six days a week on average at least twice, sometimes three times a month.
    I would ask you to define temporary, 60 days, 90 days? We cannot and will not allow them to continue to exploit these people who perform the same work we do on a daily basis.
    It is extremely frustrating to be asked to give concessions in their time of need and not be rewarded in their time of success.
    I will stand beside my brothers and sisters as long as it takes to ensure we get the best possible contract for all of us.
    In solidarity

  11. The clowns in charge of GM have attempted to do material harm to Trump and the "Trump economy" by closing plants and moving manufacturing overseas.
    So now GM's chickens are coming home to roost.
    Hopefully shareholders will replace GM upper management and their political agenda so that UAW workers can stop being used as pawns in this sick little leftist ploy.

  12. So basically Americans who have the jobs Mexicans are so called “stealing” feel like they don’t get payed enough? My mother works there and lives comfortably. Y’all are greedy.

  13. General Motors and the United Auto Workers union is screwed up and corrupt! The UAW strike won't effect me so I could care less about GM's employess! Just let GM, Ford, and Chrysler go out of business without a government bailout! I purchase highly relaible and long lasting Honda and Toyota cars and could care less about pieces of poorly built and completely unreliable cars that are made by GM, Ford, and Chrysler!!

  14. I'd love to own an F250 or Silverado 2500 again but unfortunately all of these phoney suit wearing business idiots buy them as daily drivers so us real men who'd use them to work get priced out. I'm not about to spend $50,000 on a GD work truck

  15. FAKE NEWS…It Has To Do With The Raids By The FBI On There Top Union People…The Workers Dont Trust Them Anymore.They Also Work With The Left …What Does That Tell You.

  16. because unions are crooked as fk ,they want everything ,$37 dollars a he isn't good enough for them . I hope they all get fired . if I was gm I'd lay off half of everyone ,we want $62 a hr . lol there a joke . unions are out of control .

  17. GM is gone soon anyway what’s the point , this whole thing is about over , GM should have been gone in 2008 years ago , look at Lordstown , Ohio , Dayton Ohio, Detroit, Flint , Michigan, ect ,,,, same as the to US Steel , Furniture Companies, TVs , shoes , clothes , electronic company’s , just about everything is from China , Japan , Rockefeller’s the Bankers, JP MORGAN , gave it away there the Elite , New World Order started a long time ago but in the OLD US started in 1945

  18. why don't the unions run their own healthcare their, own retirement their own HR …… the companies pays the workers more but the unions have to get the money from the workers

  19. its the union fault get bent wall street i got a farm job for you your day will come 15 an hour we need more cheap labor lets get your hands dirty

  20. Really????!!!!!! How much does someone on a assembly line make??? They perform 1 repetitive task for 8 hours a day. There is NO real skill involved they say their health care needs improvement??!!! How is this possible for a basic truck costs $50,000 and a car is $30,000, i am buying my second Tesla as we speak. My electric bill went up only $20.00 a month!!!!!!

  21. Props to MSNBC, this is the first clip I've seen in who knows how long that's basically just straight news and info from them. Almost reminds me of WAY back in the day when they were straight news.

  22. My experience with labor unions is rather limited but what I do know is that unions bring out the absolute worst in people and brings the worst people to the front.

  23. GM CEO Mary Barra only makes $21 Million a year. This is considered low pay for anyone who’s eliminated as many jobs as she has. She deserves more money.

  24. The labor is the bargining chip. Unskilled foreign labor will sink gm not skilled American union workers. Occupant 45 is worst prez ever by the way

  25. THIS IS ALL A FARCE.
    GM AND UAW ARE ONE IN THE SAME. EVER SINCE THE "BANKRUPTCY", UAW GAVE GM OUR PENSION MONEY FOR PART OF THE BAILOUT. WHICH IS WHY WE LOST OUR PENSION.
    GM AND UAW ARE ONE IN THE SAME. UAW HAS A VESTED INTEREST IN GENERAL MOTORS. THE STRIKE IS A FARCE. ITS JUST FOR SHOW.

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  28. GM is a made-in-China, assembled-in-Mexico, foreign car manufacturer specializing in overpriced gas-guzzling junk. Why should the UAW waste their time representing these last few Trump voters?

  29. GM builds crap and have done so for the last 30 years…I know, I ran an automotive repair shop and most of what I own today I can thank GM for. The engineering mistakes on GM vehicles are almost funny.

  30. I've done a job in a UAW shop once, those people didn't do anything even when the manager walked through. They all need to be fired.

  31. GM has plans to leave the US and transfer a vast majority of operations to other countries. The workers are fighting to keep operations here in the states.

  32. Why, because the serpent moles posing as human have tightened the vice on the nuts of any angle Trump has proving the Serpent left is destroying America for beast system takeover

  33. We bailed out GM plants in Australia… twice… when we wouldn't bail them out a third time they shut it all down and move their manufacturing to China and Mexico… start looking for work at Tesla guys, GM's gonna run…

  34. Trump could have made his corporate tax cut come with requirements to spend the savings on worker benefits and creating jobs but instead he just let them choose to use it for stock buybacks and executive compensation. Did not see that coming? Oh that's right, that's what they've done before.
    Don the Con "trickled down" the workers leg and told them it was raining.

  35. America at it's finest! America the leader of the free world is the biggest joke on the planet!!! Which country does not believe in climate change? America. Which country has mass shootings every two to three weeks? America. Which member of the G7 does not have health care for all? America. Which country in the G7 rigs their elections by gerrymander? America. Which country of the G7 is ranked between 15th and 17th in education? America. Which country in the G& does not believe in climate change? America. Which country just eliminated protections for their streams, rivers and waterways? America. Do you know it of the G& countries America has the highest debt per student educated? The European UNion should be the leader of the free world with a population of 513 million well educated citizens and no mass shootings every two to three weeks. Do you know it takes five American Republicans to change a light bulb? One to hold it and four to turn the person. People are saying, like many people, and I hear that Republicans go to family reunions to find their spouse. These many people are saying that is why they are against abortions. Republican women believe the solution to their lack of money is to "get me a man with money". Yep, America at it's finest!!! What a joke!!!!

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