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An example of the Streisand Effect - Beyonce used lawyers and threats attempting to remove this image from the internet. Instead, everyone saw it. Zane Merva Executive Editor & Publisher - GM-Trucks.com February 4th, 2019 Has General Motors ever heard of the Streisand Effect? Apparently not. The company sent a cease and desist letter to Unifor Canada (Candadan Automotive Union) demanding that they do not run their scheduled advertisement during the Super Bowl in Canada. Unifor ran it anyways. What commercial could be so bad that GM's lawyers would demand that it not be run? OHHHH. That kind of commercial. Looks like Canadians are PISSED and we don't blame them. GM as a company has moved to cut so many jobs, factories, and experienced personal in the last few years it's only natural there would be backlash. But if GM wouldn't have made such a big deal about trying to squash the ad most of the world probably wouldn't have even seen or heard about it. Maybe if GM hadn't trimmed their workforce so much, they'd have experienced lawyers that would have advised them this was a bad idea.
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 10-16-2017 The striking workers at the Ingersol, Ontario Canada Equinox plant, called the Cami plant, are voting today on a deal that could put them back to work as early as tonight. The new deal includes percentage raises as well as lump sum payments. CBC also reports that the deal includes provisions to ensure the work does not move to plants with lower-paid workers in Mexico. The deal's increases in pay highlight that long-term, the situation in Canada will only move farther from parity with the costs that GM pays to have its vehicles built in Mexico. Workers left the plant September 17th. The plant builds GM's most popular non-truck vehicle, the all-new 2018 Equinox.
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 9-18-2017 The General Motors plant that assembles GM's hottest crossover just went on strike. The Cami plant in Ontario went on strike last night. The Local 88 Union of Auto Workers is seeking better wages and benefits. The strike comes as GM's hot new Equinox is gaining critical market share. After being in last place among all leading automakers in the largest automotive segment, GM's new Equinox has suddenly become very competitive. Last month, the Equinox came within striking distance of passing the Honda CR-V in sales. - Related - What do GM's Automakers earn?
I wanted to buy some decals from the GM-Trucks store... and add the item to my cart, sign up for an account... and after all that... no shipping to Canada... well that sucks! I haven't seen the decals I'm after anywhere else before. I hope it gets remedied sometime!