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With all the plant closings that have been happening at GM, there are obviously a good number of upset employers. The UAW President is urging members not to purchase this foreign made crossover, as it does not support American families. I personally don't think this adversarial approach will play to their advantage, as many automakers have begun building products in Mexico, as its less expensive. This is the nature of a global industry. https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/uaw-vp-condemns-mexico-produced-chevy-blazer-calls-gm-heartless
 

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They had to realize that there was little they could do to stop this hammer from dropping. Anyone whos been in the automotive industry that was paying attention, could have seen these kinds of cuts coming long before now.
 

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I agree.

I'm always watching the news and it was hard to ignore the major changes in production plans that are happening. Mind you, reports were coming out sometimes 1 year in advance.
 

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Automation was always going to cause huge shifts in the industry and people have been saying that for years. As automakers look to protect their bottom line, unfortunately blue collar workers will always be the first to go.
 

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Its not just GM either and a lot of brands have been forced to move production because of the new steel tariffs. I'm guessing that there are several new models that might be inevitably delayed if nothing changes with the government shutdown.
 

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I've already seen that the EPA is putting certification on hold for new cars until the government shutdown ends. There's no list of affected models yet, but I'm assuming anything that was set to launch this spring will be delayed.
 

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The government shutdown is coming to an end as a deal has finally been agreed upon. EU has begun threatening retaliatory tariffs if Trump pushes through these new taxes on cars.
 

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Even if its temporary it will help to get new models certified and ready for sale. I did already see there were mentions of another shutdown if more demands aren't met. Talk about an abuse of power.
 

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Even if its temporary it will help to get new models certified and ready for sale. I did already see there were mentions of another shutdown if more demands aren't met. Talk about an abuse of power.
don't forget too that elections are coming up which means even more chaotic times and potentially worse if Trump moves onto a second term.
 
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