UAW Unhappy Over Decision To Build 2019 Blazer In Mexico28
At a time when building vehicles outside of their home market comes under great scrutiny, General Motors announced the new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer will call Mexico home.
The automaker confirmed the new mid-size crossover’s country of origin yesterday, and the United Auto Workers union isn’t particularly happy about the final decision. Specifically, GM will build the Blazer at the Ramos Arizpe manufacturing plant. The facility also builds the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Sonic, and V6 and V8 engines.
“This is all happening while UAW-GM workers here in the U.S. are laid off and unemployed,” the union said in a statement following the Blazer’s announcement.
The 2019 Blazer will ride on GM’s C1 platform, which the 2018 GMC Acadia and 2018 Cadillac XT5 share. Both crossovers are assembled at the Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant but the facility currently runs at full capacity with no room for a new vehicle.
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The UAW is trash these days, anyway.
Importing vehicles from Mexico is a threat to national security.
Furget da Towel-e-ban then, we haz got ourselves a war brewin down south. Lets make a run fur da burdher and git dem liddle beanos!!!
so is soccer and the chalupa.
Even if the Chevy Blazer is built in Mexico, it is still “North American” and an American model, since Mexico is part of the same continent and hemisphere as the U.S. All sales profits still return to GM. Trump is a terrible President, forgetting that his grandfather was an illegal immigrant in the past!
Then you can pay for all the illegals coming in. You know Obama did the exact same thing. GM doesn’t have plant for this but might if they have to start making the Buick Envision here too.
they had several plants but sold or shut them down, so they could ship the plant and jobs south of the border…Mexico has no wage scale or benefits, Canada has free healthcare. The plant in Dayton, Ohio that once made the Blazers is gone and the plant near Janesville, Wisconsin is gone, and the Pontiac-East plant is gone, Spring Hill just makes engines. I worked in Flint last year, there is an area downtown that once was Buick City, they said over 11000 people use to work there. That is like the River Rouge area near Detroit, over 300,000 people use work in that area, steel mills, power plants, the complete Ford Mustang plant. I worked at Mustang area one time, new paint shop by DURR.
Did the people coming on the Mayflower apply for a visa and get it before they set out from that other continent?
Volt Fan, you’re forgetting Malaria, aka, Miss I REALLY DON’T CARE, or, Wicked Fake Boobs, who, at the very least, worked ILLEGALLY under the terms of her visa. And let’s not forget Prince Jared, who’ll sell you a visa, so long as you’re Chinese, and willing to invest in a tower or two.
Sorry for the duplicate post.
And Joe, if you were any more full of **** your skin would be brown. So be careful… or you too could find yourself locked up for profit and political gain.
Reggie how am I full of crap? Because I made an obvious statement.
Joe, I don’t want to argue with you or see people of Mexican descent bashed in any way because of me, so if you wish to continue that’s fine but this will be my last post.
The facts of the matter are illegal immigration is at near historic lows; the bulk of drugs that enter this country come through the point of entry, i.e., legal border crossings; undocumented immigrants commit LESS crime than their US born peers; immigrants pay as much as $140 billion a year in taxes (by one estimate), yet receive far less in the way of services; unlawful immigrants are NOT eligible for Social Security, Food Stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.; as much as half of all “illegals” in this country haven’t crossed over the border in the darkness of night, they’ve simply overstayed their visas; AND… these are people we’re talking about–human beings like you and I.
The only thing the orangutan that screws porn stars–without a condom–is good at is exploiting the plight of others for his own personal and political gains. He is, by all definitions, a heartless, feckless, demagogue, whose strength comes courtesy of the weakness of his supporters’ hearts and minds.
Any attempts to blame Obama or the democratic party for Drumpf’s latest self-made humanitarian crisis, are entirely ludicrous. Anyone that believes otherwise at this point is either doing so out of their own choosing, is badly (and sadly) misinformed, or a combination of the two.
I would also like to add that the post that triggered my attitude has been removed. (And I Googled some of my statistics, as I welcome you to do–provided they’re from reputable sources.)
Merriam-Webster… kiddies, take note, NoMorePropaganda’s moniker and subsequent post has provided you with the finest of examples for the definition of *oxymoron*.
It’s a shame that GM won’t add this vehicle to Lordstown Assembly. Other GM assembly plants build multiple vehicles, on different platforms. It’d be nice to see American jobs preserved. GM obviously wanted to save big bucks, since they pay the Mexican workforce about $25 a day, with no pee breaks. Maximum profit. Meanwhile, Lordstown layoffs take effect. Very sad. The Blazer is (was) a storied American icon. Now built in Mexico. What’s next? Corvette production shifts to Mexico, too? Ugh.
There should be a moderator here. Anything is tolerated which drives away those who would post thoughtful commentary on GM.
Like importing vehicles from Mexico being a threat to national security?
Yikes, that’s some kind of moderating.
I would renew my request for moderation here. There continue to be posts here that have zero to do with GM or with cars. There are many political forums on the internet where one can espouse their viewpoints on the the events of the day relating to the president or Congress; this shouldn’t be one of them. Allowing these post serves no useful purpose and creates a toxic environment that drives away commenters that actually would like to discuss cars.
You want your safe space back, right? Nope! Time to reap what you sowed.
Before 2016, folks here were saying crap about politics, and y’all enjoyed it. But then…
Your side won! Your side got the focus of everybody’s attention. Before your side wasn’t scrutinized, they could get away with lies. But now, with your hands on the levers or power, WE WANT TO LOOK AND SEE.
Stop telling us to see what you tell us to see. Start listening to the facts seen by people without the PR that you have swirling around you. Learn something from someone you don’t like… if you can.
Before 2016 – “PC is bad”
After 2016 – “You lefties must be more PC because we order you to do so”
Just another GM vehicle I won’t be buying. I’d like to thank the UAW workforce in Flint for my 99 Silverado, going strong at 298,000. Also thanks to the Detroit/ Hamtramck assembly for my 15 Impala.
Let our Trump to fix this…
Given that the new Chevrolet Blazer is built off the C1XX vehicle platform, it would more sense if GM were to build the new Chevrolet Blazer at their Spring Hills, TN facility which is currently building Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia which rides on the C1XX platform as well; one has to consider General Motors decision could possibly mean future XT5 and Acadia production could potentially move to Mexico.
so are they building the GMC Acadia in two plants. I worked at GM Delta plant north of Lansing and they were building GM SUVs Acadia, Chevy Tranverse and the Buick Enclave.
The Acadia is now coming out of Spring Hill. It was moved out of Delta Lansing to give the Traverse and Enclave more capacity there.
This declaration by the UAW is a bad move for workers in the USA and beyond.
A union which pits one group of workers against another, becomes a tool of the bosses to drive wages down.
Only in a union of ALL workers of ALL countries we can defend our interests against the owners of the world.
An injury to one is an injury to all.
And the “all” does not end at the border.
yes, you are right..we have tried to have a true international union. But the American union leaders are against it because they might lose their jobs. The International Service Employees Union did it and it worked great. They are the largest Union in the world. They brought all the big hotels to their knees. They shutdown big hotels in Europe that had headquarters in the USA, but were working non-union. This just happened in Las Vegas, 50,000 union workers got what they wanted and no strike.
Doctors and Lawyers have their unions, the republicons have theirs. The police, fireman, teachers etc all have their unions.
The Chevy Sonic is built in Mexico??? That’s news to me. As of the end of May, the Sonic was still built in the US, so I’m not sure how accurate this information is.
I own a 2013 Chevy Sonic, which was built at the Lake Orion Michigan plant. When I purchased my Sonic, I took much pride in knowing it was the only car in its class that was built in USA.
The trend for the US automobile manufacturers is to move the assembly of lower priced cars with a small profit margin to Mexico and even lower wage countries, and to shift the assembly of more profitable models to the USA.
Similar in Europe.
The Opel Adam is the only small car which is being assembled in Germany, all others in other EU countries where the wages are lower.
Let’s stick to the issue here: Negotiate a good wage for GM to keep manufacturing in this county and still be profitable. I believe they did this with plants in the south. Figure out a way to do it, but the UAW has to give to make this happen.
PS Trump has little to do with this – no matter what hot air comes out of his mouth.