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GM laying off 1,000 workers at Lansing crossover plant

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GM laying off 1,000 workers at Lansing crossover plant

Posted Oct 23rd 2007 9:01AM by Chris Shunk

Filed under: Hirings/Firings, Crossovers/CUVs, Buick, GMC, Saturn, UAW/Unions

GM's Lambda crossover vehicles are selling well, yet the company has decided to cut one of three shifts at its Lansing plant where the vehicles are produced. The move will cut 1,000 jobs by the end of the year, of which 497 were temporary anyway. The remaining 510 low-seniority workers will either be sent to another plant, or they will enter the jobs bank. The Buick Enclave, Saturn Outlook, and GMC Acadia have sold at an average of 13,000 units per month for the past few months, and the Enclave has been sitting on dealer lots just a bit less than a month before selling. The Detroit News quoted GM spokesman Tom Wickham as saying that demand is not slacking, and that the third shift was viewed as a temporary measure to meet initial demand for three vehicles.

[source: Detroit News]

source:

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/23/gm-layi...rossover-plant/

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i bet some media outlets will spin this as GM dying or something stupid

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If they DIDN'T layoff employees when needed they probably WOULD die....

You never see big news when automakers HIRE 1000 workers...... maybe the layoffs should be handed out by the dozen.

:AH-HA_wink:

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I wonder if this news will adversely affect labor contract negotiations at Chrysler and Ford. The unions are already complaining that their contracts don't measure up to GM's with respect to job security. If GM is better than it's tow domestic competitors at job security, and even that fails, it may spook union members.

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I wonder if this news will adversely affect labor contract negotiations at Chrysler and Ford. The unions are already complaining that their contracts don't measure up to GM's with respect to job security. If GM is better than it's tow domestic competitors at job security, and even that fails, it may spook union members.

And they probably don't. The blood sucking at GM continues.

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As good as those products are I don't think they would ever have sold enough to justify building them 24 hours a day. The excuse that they needed the 3rd shift to meet initial demand is bs.

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I think 3 shifts were needed in order to get production up-to-speed. For the first few months the Lambdas were on sale I saw a handful on dealer lots. Now, I am beginning to see more. I would like sales to be higher, though. 13,000 spread across 3 vehicles isn't great. I realize the Lambdas are great cars, the best from GM in a long time, so am I wrong to think that sales are somewhat lower than they should be?

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