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GM Strike Roundup: UAW Strike Forces GM To Close Mexican Pickup Truck Factory…

GM Reportedly Fires Mexican Workers For Aiding US Strikers And Calling For Cross-Border Fight Against Automaker… And Media Reports GM Hiring Scabs To Replace Strikers At Missouri & Texas Assembly Plants

Published Friday, October 4, 2019
by Labor News Services & WNYLaborToday.com Staff
GM Strike Roundup: UAW Strike Forces GM To Close Mexican Pickup Truck Factory…

UAW Strike Forces GM To Close Mexican Pickup Truck Factory

(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - A parts shortage caused by a Strike by the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union has forced General Motors (GM) to shut down its Pickup Truck and Transmission Factories in Silao, Mexico.  GM Spokesman Dan Flores confirmed that production at the factories ended, but did not know how many Workers are affected.

The plant shutdown means GM has lost any new supplies of its light-duty Chevrolet Silverado, the company's top-selling U.S. vehicle.

Earlier GM had to close a Mexican Engine Plant and an Assembly Plant in Canada.

General Motors de Mexico says it will perform "preventive" maintenance to facilities and equipment at its Silao Manufacturing Complex while it is shut down due to a Labor dispute in the United States.  The company says that "for the moment," its facilities in Ramoz Arizpe, San Luis Potosi and Toluca are operating normally.

The Strike by Auto Workers forced GM de Mexico to shut down the Silao Plant, affecting 6,000 Workers.  The company cited a lack of parts coming from the United States for the closure.

GM de Mexico said in a statement that it was monitoring negotiations between GM and the UAW and hopes the Silao facility may be able to come back on-line "in the coming days."

To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: www.abc12.com/content/news/UAW-strike-forces-GM-to-close-Mexican-pickup-truck-factory-561873611.html?fbclid=IwAR15TQSxm0DsRshBiRy2Zbj-BsE3LNSini_5XH6Yj0ahB4FF6sRb4zAxruk

 

From The World Socialist Web Site: GM Fires Mexican Workers For Aiding U.S. Strikers & Calling For ‘Cross-Border Fight Against’ Automaker

General Motors (GM) summarily fired five Workers at its Silao Complex in Mexico because they have resisted company efforts to increase production at the plant in order to undermine the Strike by 47,000 GM Workers in the United States.

The victimization took place shortly after Workers issued a public call to unite GM Workers on both sides of the border.

On the eve of the U.S. GM Strike, dozens of Silao Workers held an assembly where they agreed to resist any demands for increased output that would weaken their Brothers and Sisters in the U.S.

More than 6,000 Auto Workers at the Silao Complex assemble GM’s highly-profitable Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, which are also produced in Flint, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

There are 16,000 Hourly GM Workers in Mexico who make about $2 an hour and work 12 hours a day.

To Read This Labor News Story In Its Entirety, Go To: www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/23/sila-s23.html?fbclid=IwAR1PmcZO3F_NwyAkxLu3fJJJKCcBX4x5uZTTiZ0yzZvkfczg0HgPRKmPm_w

 

From The World Socialist Web Site: GM Hiring Scabs To Replace Strikers At Missouri & Texas Assembly Plants

Social Media posts by Auto Workers have exposed General Motors (GM) is hiring Scab Labor to operate its key Assembly Plants in Arlington, Texas and Wentzville, Missouri.

A flier distributed by temp agency Stride Staffing advertised a job fair held in a Dallas suburb for “Temp To Hire” Assembly Technicians on three shifts.

Any strikebreakers who are hired will earn the poverty wage of $12 to $12.35 per hour, less than some Fast Food Workers in the Dallas area.

The United Auto Workers (UAW) Local President at Arlington Assembly reportedly confirmed GM was hiring scabs.

A WSWS Autoworker Newsletter reader in Missouri also reported that the UAW Local President at Wentzville Assembly has informed striking GM Workers that the company is hiring strikebreakers at their plant as well.

To Read This Labor News Story In Its Entirety, Go To: www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/17/scab-s17.html?fbclid=IwAR3QdDn3vslEph1GWZVzmP3lrPkHsYXeSDIABWpD_anxVW9uxkx70mchBJA

 

 

 

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