UAW-GM strike: Parts shortages causing problems for auto repair shops


WARNING ABOUT MEN ASKING YOU
ABOUT YOUR DRIVEWAY. ABOUT YOUR DRIVEWAY.
>>Devin: ALSO STRIKING OUT.>>Devin: ALSO STRIKING OUT.
THE UAW STRIKE ON GENERAL MOTORS THE UAW STRIKE ON GENERAL MOTORS
ENTERS ITS FOURTH WEEK AND NOW ENTERS ITS FOURTH WEEK AND NOW
MIGHT AFFECT THE CARS ON THE MIGHT AFFECT THE CARS ON THE
ROAD CURRENTLY. ROAD CURRENTLY.
WE’LL START THERE TODAY AT 5:00. WE’LL START THERE TODAY AT 5:00.
AFTER A ROCKY WEEKEND AT THE AFTER A ROCKY WEEKEND AT THE
NEGOTIATING TABLE LITTLE NEGOTIATING TABLE LITTLE
PROGRESS ON WHAT IS NOW DAY 22 PROGRESS ON WHAT IS NOW DAY 22
OF THE STRIKE. OF THE STRIKE.
>>Kim: THE STRIKE HAS SHUT DOWN>>Kim: THE STRIKE HAS SHUT DOWN
33 PLANTS AND 22 PARTS 33 PLANTS AND 22 PARTS
DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES AND
THAT’S CREATING A BIG PROBLEM. THAT’S CREATING A BIG PROBLEM.
LET’S BRING IN JASON COLTHORP LET’S BRING IN JASON COLTHORP
WITH MORE ON WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH MORE ON WHAT’S HAPPENING
TODAY. TODAY.
>>Jason: WE HAVE SOME MULTIPLE>>Jason: WE HAVE SOME MULTIPLE
HEADLINES WE’RE FOLLOWING. HEADLINES WE’RE FOLLOWING.
FIRST, WE CAN CONFIRM FIRST, WE CAN CONFIRM
NEGOTIATIONS ARE ONGOING. NEGOTIATIONS ARE ONGOING.
THE CORVETTE STINGRAY WILL BE THE CORVETTE STINGRAY WILL BE
DELAYED GOING TO MARKET. DELAYED GOING TO MARKET.
GM’S POSITION IS IT’S TOO EARLY GM’S POSITION IS IT’S TOO EARLY
TO TELL. TO TELL.
YOUR CAR MIGHT BE DELAYED COMING YOUR CAR MIGHT BE DELAYED COMING
HOME THE NEXT TIME IT HAS TO GO HOME THE NEXT TIME IT HAS TO GO
TO THE MECHANIC. TO THE MECHANIC.
SHOP OWNERS ARE TALKING ABOUT SHOP OWNERS ARE TALKING ABOUT
CALLING IN FAVORS AND BEG AND CALLING IN FAVORS AND BEG AND
PLEAD TO GET THEIR HANDS ON PLEAD TO GET THEIR HANDS ON
PARTS NEEDED TO FIX THEIR CARS. PARTS NEEDED TO FIX THEIR CARS.
IT’S USUALLY A LITTLE NOISIER IN IT’S USUALLY A LITTLE NOISIER IN
THE GARAGE IN TROY. THE GARAGE IN TROY.
>>WE’RE DEALING SOME WHEELING>>WE’RE DEALING SOME WHEELING
AND DEALING TO GET THEM IN THEIR AND DEALING TO GET THEM IN THEIR
VEHICLES. VEHICLES.
>>Jason: GETTING PARTS THESE>>Jason: GETTING PARTS THESE
DAYS IS TOUGH BECAUSE OF THE UAW DAYS IS TOUGH BECAUSE OF THE UAW
STRIKE. STRIKE.
>>WORST CASE I’M WAITING ONE>>WORST CASE I’M WAITING ONE
DAY. DAY.
SOME PARTS HAVE BEEN UNAVAILABLE SOME PARTS HAVE BEEN UNAVAILABLE
FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS. FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS.
>>Jason: HE HAS A LOT OF>>Jason: HE HAS A LOT OF
FRIENDS AND IS LEANING ON THEM FRIENDS AND IS LEANING ON THEM
TO GET THE PARTS. TO GET THE PARTS.
WHEN HE CAN’T, HE IS HAVING THEM WHEN HE CAN’T, HE IS HAVING THEM
MADE. MADE.
>>WE HAD A CLIENT THAT HAD A>>WE HAD A CLIENT THAT HAD A
REGAL AND THE EXHAUST IS ONLY GM REGAL AND THE EXHAUST IS ONLY GM
AVAILABLE. AVAILABLE.
THERE’S NO AFTERMARKET THERE’S NO AFTERMARKET
AVAILABILITY AND I HAD TO HAVE AVAILABILITY AND I HAD TO HAVE
SOMEBODY MAKE A PIECE FOR ME. SOMEBODY MAKE A PIECE FOR ME.
IT’S A SILLY CONVERSATION TO IT’S A SILLY CONVERSATION TO
HAVE, I CAN’T GET YOUR CAR BACK HAVE, I CAN’T GET YOUR CAR BACK
ON THE ROAD BECAUSE OF THE ON THE ROAD BECAUSE OF THE
STRIKE. STRIKE.
>>Jason: A LETTER WENT OUT TO>>Jason: A LETTER WENT OUT TO
WORKERS SAYING THAT GM RESPONDED WORKERS SAYING THAT GM RESPONDED
WITH AN OFFER THAT WAS ALREADY WITH AN OFFER THAT WAS ALREADY
REJECTED. REJECTED.
>>IT PUT A FIRE IN OUR BELLIES,>>IT PUT A FIRE IN OUR BELLIES,
AND WE’RE PRETTY UPSET. AND WE’RE PRETTY UPSET.
IT MADE US FEEL LIKE WE’RE NOT IT MADE US FEEL LIKE WE’RE NOT
APPRECIATED. APPRECIATED.
>>Jason: EVERYONE AFFECTED IS>>Jason: EVERYONE AFFECTED IS
WORRIED. WORRIED.
>>EVERY ONE OF US WORRIES THAT>>EVERY ONE OF US WORRIES THAT
IT COULD DRAG ON. IT COULD DRAG ON.
WE’RE USED TO MAKING A CERTAIN WE’RE USED TO MAKING A CERTAIN
WAGE AND BRINGING HOME OUR WAGE AND BRINGING HOME OUR
PAYCHECKS. PAYCHECKS.
AND WHAT’S $250 A WEEK? AND WHAT’S $250 A WEEK?
THAT’S LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE. THAT’S LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE.
>>I THINK THINGS WILL GET VERY>>I THINK THINGS WILL GET VERY
BAD FOR US, FOR OUR CLIENTS. BAD FOR US, FOR OUR CLIENTS.
IT COULD TAKE A COUPLE THREE IT COULD TAKE A COUPLE THREE
MONTHS TO FIX A CAR. MONTHS TO FIX A CAR.
>>Jason: AND WINTER IS AROUND>>Jason: AND WINTER IS AROUND
THE CORNER AND THAT’S A PROBLEM. THE CORNER AND THAT’S A PROBLEM.
WE’RE NOT IN THE ROOM BUT A WE’RE NOT IN THE ROOM BUT A
COUPLE QUICK UPDATES, BOTH ARE COUPLE QUICK UPDATES, BOTH ARE
TALKING. TALKING.
AFTER THE WEEKEND, IT WAS AFTER THE WEEKEND, IT WAS
CONTENTIOUS, SO A LOT OF PEOPLE CONTENTIOUS, SO A LOT OF PEOPLE
SAY YOU CAN GET AN AGREEMENT SAY YOU CAN GET AN AGREEMENT
AFTER A DISAGREEMENT LIKE THAT. AFTER A DISAGREEMENT LIKE THAT.
YOU NEVER KNOW. YOU NEVER KNOW.
>>Devin: IT HAS TO REACH A

23 comments

Gm greedy uaw greedy both corrupt im looking for new job people need to know how to vote to this has gotten ridiculous not waiting till Christmas and now people crossing the picket line nothing good coming out of this

$250 a week is less than minimum wage? That is minimum wage lol I was making that much working full time hours at Home Depot.

Most of jobs performed by UAW members can be easily automated or robotized. As manufacturing engineer I have been working in several assembly plants at USA, Canada and Mexico, and I can assure that most of the jobs being performed by UAW members can be performed faster, with better quality and cost effective by automating or robotizing them. So I really believe that companies like GM, Ford and FICA are being so much generous and dumb by keeping those unneeded jobs and the UAW members are unrealistic by not realizing that their jobs can be easily replaced by cost effective automation and artificial intelligence. Don`t kill the gold eggs hen!

Transfer a few Mexicans from the Mexico plant, one will do the job of three crybaby Americans…..G..M might be Greedy bastards but the workers are too, I bought a Chevy truck for work but it’s been sitting in the shop for 3 weeks waiting on parts, i hope y’all crybabies struggle on that 250$ by the time a deal is made GM will drown and you will get laid off…meanwhile I’m looking at Toyota’s

Sorry but I am a flat rate mechanic who works over 48 hours a week on my feet and don't get any overtime pay I'm so sorry no sympathy here

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