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UAW Strike Results In Closure Of Mexican GM Truck Plants

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John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
10-1-2019

A components shortage due to the United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors in the United States has resulted in a GM plant in Mexico being closed. GM reports its has shut down its pickup truck and transmission factories in Silao, Mexico. The Associated Press quotes GM Spokesperson Dan Flores as saying that production at the factories ended Tuesday morning, affecting 6,000 workers. This marks the third North American plant outside of the United States that GM has closed due to the strike action against the company. GM had already been forced to close a Mexican engine plant and an assembly plant in Canada due to the strike.

 

As of late last week, GM had over 80 days of Silverado inventory on hand at dealers. The company had upped production and increased dealer inventory ahead of the strike which is now entering the middle of its third week. So far, workers at the GM plants who are on strike have missed on paycheck. They are not missing their GM 97% subsidized health benefits. GM is continuing to pay for workers' health insurance despite them not being on the job. The United Auto Workers opted to pay themselves $250 each from the Union's nearly $1 billion in strike pay fund yesterday. The money is not subject to federal income tax

 

Trucks, and the American jobs creating them, are protected by a 25% import duty in the United States and have been since the Johnson Administration in the 1960s. However, Canada and Mexico are excluded from that tariff as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement. 

 

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What trucks were being built in Silao Mexico?

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46 minutes ago, SILVER SLED said:

What trucks were being built in Silao Mexico?

 

Crew cab and regular cab 1/2 ton T1. 

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Too bad the hard workers in Mexico and Canada had to be affected by the greedy union fat cats here.  Also too bad that GM released their health benefits.  Now the strikers can be on vacation for as long as they want.  

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9 hours ago, newdude said:

 

Crew cab and regular cab 1/2 ton T1. 

I looked at a crew cab T1 and the first digit in the vin was a 1. I thought that meant USA built.  

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It does.  They come from both..............

 

at local dealer built in Mexico

3GTU9DED8LG117383

On same lot one made in US

 1GTP9BEK2KZ420304

 

Both CC's

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14 hours ago, SILVER SLED said:

I looked at a crew cab T1 and the first digit in the vin was a 1. I thought that meant USA built.  

 

Correct, but just like K2 1/2 ton crew, both US and Mexico produce T1 1/2 ton crew, as elcamino mentioned.  We have a mix of both on our lot right now.  

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16 minutes ago, newdude said:

 

Correct, but just like K2 1/2 ton crew, both US and Mexico produce T1 1/2 ton crew, as elcamino mentioned.  We have a mix of both on our lot right now.  

I see, thanks. 

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3 hours ago, newdude said:

 

Correct, but just like K2 1/2 ton crew, both US and Mexico produce T1 1/2 ton crew, as elcamino mentioned.  We have a mix of both on our lot right now.  

Just from looking at inventory online, it seems most of the Denali and High Country 1500s are made here, LTZ/SLT and lower seem to be mostly Mexican made. The Crew Cab Standard Boxes also seem to be mostly U.S. made no matter the trim. 

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Too bad the hard workers in Mexico and Canada had to be affected by the greedy union fat cats here.  Also too bad that GM released their health benefits.  Now the strikers can be on vacation for as long as they want.  
BAd part is these companies move these jobs based on unions and the vehicles don't cost any less at a dealership. Why not keep those jobs jb America?

The same mfr GM could move to Southern U.S. and build same truck and have it come from the United States but no they go to Mexico and still avoid Tariffs that go back to the 60's which by the way those Tariffs have absolutely nothing to do with Trump though those who are ill informed would love you to think otherwise.

Toyota and many other car mfrs have been setting up shop in the United States for years with non union workers and providing decent jobs with decent pay without the bureaucratic union B.S.

I'm anti but also pro union at the same time. There's things that could be done better on both sides of the aisles from the Unions and the companies perspectives.

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