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Workers walk at Warren, MI plant, but the union is still negotiating. (From CNN)
 

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What about LDT?
 

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The latest is that workers walked at 5 plants, but the UAW has not "officially" announced a strike.
 

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I should just give up on GM and cancel my order like my "Honda loving" in-laws keep telling me. This is BEYOND bad luck for me (one of the biggest GM cheerleaders in the 30 something age bracket). I have constantly defended and driven GM vehicles and now this? When will it end?!!!!
 

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The union and GM would be FOOLS to let this continue for long.
 

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I just felt it was coming, just the way my luck usually runs, especially since it is day 154 (5 months) of my undelivered order. I felt like crap already. You talk about adding insult to injury, I'm the new poster boy.
 

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We have been without a vehicle, well my wife has, for 4 weeks now. We share my truck (kind of) and it is getting to be a pain. :eek:hno:

An article I just read mentioned the last strike (1998) stopped work for 53 days! We cannot wait ....no let me rephrase that .........we WILL NOT wait much longer! :banghead:

Our Enclave was built last Wednesday.

I am on my way down to our dealer to see if it made shipment or not. :angryfire: :angryfire:
 

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It's official, NATIONAL strike. I'm sorry, I don't know how to link the story.
 

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I just felt it was coming, just the way my luck usually runs, especially since it is day 154 (5 months) of my undelivered order. I felt like crap already. You talk about adding insult to injury, I'm the new poster boy.
Not to tell you what to do, but 5 months is absolutely ridiculous. You could have reordered and gotten it sooner. I would be at your dealer today and raise some He**. Something has to be markedly amiss with you order, I waited 3 1/2 months and was close to backing out. I feel terrible for you.
 

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As I have said before, I understand the need to improve your status and wages etc., but in the big picture thing, just when GM has a product that allowed them to be the only auto manufacturer to show a profit last quarter that the analysts accredited to the new crossovers specifically...The UAW does this. I tell you now, if I had not gotten mine last week, my order would be cancelled and I would be looking back to the foriegn manufacturers. This is my first US car since 1977. If this is prolonged, I want to tell everyone waiting for delivery or production how bad I feel for you. This would suck!!!!!! It makes me mad and I have mine
 

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I don't get this whole "union" thing. I work in Texas which is a "no fault" state. Basically, I can quit when I want (duh), but I can be fired for no reason at all (which sucks). If I walked out on my job, I'd be fired for sure! But all of that is just life the way I see it!

What do these unions have to complain about anyway? Is it really that bad working at GM? Are they not getting paid well and have horrible benefits? I doubt any of that is the case.
 

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Forbes is reporting a settlement has been reached, (forbes.com).
I hope you are right. I am not getting a "settlement" from the story.
 

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A minor inconvenience but hopefully a path to opening the way for the American Auto Industry to gain strength against the onslaught of a world economy which has decimated the American manufacturing base. Besides it is football season!!! Go Eagles!!!
 

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A minor inconvenience but hopefully a path to opening the way for the American Auto Industry to gain strength against the onslaught of a world economy which has decimated the American manufacturing base. Besides it is football season!!! Go Eagles!!!
Just the opposite I am afraid. They can not be competitive when they are paying more in wages and benefits than any other of the foreign makers. You also have the football team incorrect...GO PACK
 

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Quote from the Forbes.com article....I hope they are right!

"Meanwhile, a television news channel in Detroit, citing sources in the union, said both sides had reached agreement. A 12:25 PM ET news conference has been scheduled. Neither the company nor the union could be reached for comment, and the report could not be confirmed by Forbes.com."
 

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No Settlement!

See Live news conference on CNN.com
 

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"More than a thousand UAW workers streamed out of GM's Delta Township plant near Lansing at 11 a.m. UAW members were handing out picket signs that say: "UAW On Strike." "I don't think it's a win for either side. It's too bad it's come to this, but we have given up a lot already," said Pat Haley, 50, from Dimondale, a quality control specialist who has been with GM for 31 years."
 

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As far as I am concerned, the federal government should have done one of two things years ago. Either legally force the UAW to disband OR they should have forced any import manufacturers building plants in the US to join the UAW. It simply IS NOT FAIR that GM/Ford/Chrysler can be held hostage like this by the UAW, while ToyondaNissundai can continue to force their workers to "take it or leave it" as far as pay and benefits. When will our government ever WAKE UP and quit "selling out corporate America"???????!!!!!!!!
 
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