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The court documents say GM is seeking C$250,000 from the union local, as well as from each of the five named union members, saying they have "unlawfully blocked and delayed GMC employees and vehicles from entering and exiting the Oshawa facility."
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This is getting a lot of press around here. The CAW is having a hissy fit. What is GM supposed to do? Wave a magic wand and make people buy crew cab Silverados? The posers are the first to bail out of the truck market when things get tough! Even if GM has plans to put something else in the plant, that won't happen over night.

In the meantime, it gives GM a chance to kick Hargrove in the balls while he retires! :smilewide:

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This is getting a lot of press around here. The CAW is having a hissy fit. What is GM supposed to do? Wave a magic wand and make people buy crew cab Silverados?

usually i'd agree, but in this case I'm with the CAW. GM bargained in bad faith and deserve to be penalized severely

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usually i'd agree, but in this case I'm with the CAW. GM bargained in bad faith and deserve to be penalized severely

Since we don't really know what was or was not said around the bargaining table (what do all those suits go on about for days and weeks on end anyway?), how can we know how much 'bad faith' there really is.

I suspect a dying union is posturing for optics here and GM is posturing to get more money out of Queens Park and Ottawa, which seems to be happening.

But in any event, the 50% rise in the $C over the past two years and the collapse of the 'poser' truck market has doomed the crew cab production anyway. That is something that CAW cannot change, so the rest is just mere whining.

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What are these people thinking? Why should GM employee them indefinitely to either sit around an idle plant or make cars that sit in a parking lot?

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What does the CAW expect GM to do with trucks they build that that no one wants now? Of course, it's possible that GM could redo the plant to be flexible like Toyota's plants...that would cost big money but would be beneficial in the long run.

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