Buy American, er… Indian

So GM announced today that they’re investing over $300,000,000 to construct their second plant in India. “GM India’s Chaba said the company chose Maharashtra as the site of the new manufacturing facility because of advantages over labor skills, costs, infrastructure and geographic location.”

I’m curious as to what UAW workers think of this. What’s worse in their minds, a U.S. citizen buying a U.S. made car by a foreign car maker? A U.S. car maker making cars in a foreign country? A U.S. citizen buying a foreign made car from a U.S. company?

The lines just keep getting more and more blurred. I’m not even sure there are lines anymore.

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  1. Those lines were obliterated decades ago when GM Canada first started operations. The auto industry has been a global economy since then. It’s about time the UAW gets their heads out of their… um… the sand… and rightsizes itself into a more competitive entity or else they’ll go the way Delphi is going and force GM to move out of traditional US union auto assembly altogether. They can always find a less well paying job at a US BMW, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Mercedes, Honda, Hyundai or Kia assembly plant! πŸ™‚

  2. Yeah, they can find a less paying job. But I am sure that it is better than being unemployed from a high paying job πŸ™‚

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