Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Prices Could Increase With New GM Silao Plant Union81
The price of a new Chevy Silverado 1500 or GMC Sierra 1500 could be set to rise after workers at the GM Silao Assembly plant in Mexico voted in a new independent union.
Workers at the GM Silao Plant voted in the new SINTTIA union last week, ousting the Federation of Mexican Workers (also known as CTM) union that represented them previously. Workers at GM Silao said the CTM union had failed to campaign on behalf of their interests, citing low pay and unsafe working conditions at the facility, among other problems. Wages at the plant currently range from around $9 to $33 per day, compared to wages of $18 to $32 an hour at the automaker’s North American facilities.
With a new independent union in place at GM Silao Assembly, the price of GM’s full-size trucks could be set to increase, according to a recent report from The Detroit Free Press. GM spokesman David Barnas told the newspaper the automaker cannot confirm if the potential increase in wages will result in higher prices for the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, as the automaker has yet to even begin the collective bargaining process with SINTTIA. Logic would indicate the prices will increase, however, seeing as the wage increase will also lead to higher production costs.
While he declined to comment on wages at the Silao plant, Barnas noted that employees there “choose GM and elect to remain with the company for extended careers because of the positive and healthy environment that we have established as a corporate leader in Mexico.”
In addition to the GM Silao plant, the automaker also produces the GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 at its Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Indiana. The GM Oshawa Assembly plant in southern Ontario also recently added the Chevy Silverado 1500 to its roster, although it will not produce the GMC Sierra 1500 for the time being.
Pricing for the GMC Sierra 1500 starts at $32,495 including destination and freight charges while the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is priced from $33,195 with DFC.
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Another price increase would make me start to consider alternatives, or hold off on purchase.
But uh I might poi point out yer-ah when I went to Dearborn driving that ughhh ya know ugh was up there I don’t know man it ughhh I think the press thought I was crazy I enjoyed it so much growing up and ughhh your new ev factory in ughhh and that that hummer
You just raised the price at least 3,500 when are you going to realize people can’t afford this how about getting rid of the unions and give us what we want like reliable cars without all these gadgets
I LOve The Talk About Unions When GM’s Profits Are Soaring!….How About Cutting The Profit On Each Truck And Large SUV?…I Guess Greed Is Good As Long As Nobody Delves Into The Details!
I find it interesting that people give a thumbs down rating to a basic comment. Unless you are from GM, or assuming I am commenting on wages (which I am not) or you like to pay more money, it’s baffling. Maybe you don’t realize this would be a 3rd price increase in a short time. The semi-conductor shortage is self inflicted issue which is from poor, and short-sighted, business planning (not just GM). In addition, I’m sure there are others that have already put an order for this truck, with the already increased price #2, and now they may be looking at another increase and their trucks haven’t even been built, along with another delay. This seems to be more poor planning with the impact on the consumer. So, if you are in the market for a truck, but are not in a hurry, then a 3rd price hike may be something that takes you out of the market at this point and you wait for when prices/incentives make it a better purchase. But if you love price increases, good for you, not everyone has money to burn.
Don’t they make enough profit on the full size models. With no incentives on models people want and past years having rebates over $7,500 are u serious with price increases again.
They keep making trucks that are ridiculous like the high country and a lot of farmers buy these and lie on their taxes say it’s farm use yea they really need a high country fancy pick up it’s gotten out of hand and the people who can’t afford this high dollar crap have to wait til it’s used up before they can buy it
Go ahead I’ll be canceling my order I’m so sick of their crap dam unions support democrats and look at the shape everything is in one year after this potato got in
“Wages at the plant currently range from around $9 to $33 per day, compared to wages of $18 to $32 an hour at the automaker’s North American facilities.”
See there’s the trick to it. We should start paying American factory workers $9 a day. Imagine how much cheaper the Silverado would get then.
They could but they could also slash corporate salaries but sadly neither will happen.
That would only work in theory. In reality, the likelihood of the MSRP actually going down when workers are paid $9 is almost a non-existent.
This is business, and it it’s out to make profit, not make you feel all warm a fuzzy inside.
Until we stop buying their products.
Funny that businesses rely on those same customers they are screwing over in order to stay in business.
Kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.
But I’ve been told labor unions are the only thing standing in the way of bringing manufacturing back to the U.S.
Careful there bill. A lot of union lovers on here they won’t like what you just said even though it’s the truth.
Wasn’t he defending unions?
He’s saying they are in the way of jobs coming back here, but yet people praise the unions left and right like they are still the unions of the 40s-60s
Me needs lots of money to stand in one place and screw bolt in. Me go on strike because I want more money and benefits to screw bolt in. I smart it take lot of skill to screw bolt in so I deserve lots of money.
Goes on strike for 8 weeks, gets bigger bonus for returning to work than wages lost over that time.
Just announced $10k profit sharing bonus for 2021
It’s why we gotta fire ’em all, ban unions, and set factory pay at $9 a day like they were working down in Mexico.
I would not buy any vehicle made in Mexico period due to quality concerns
I wouldn’t be surprised if the quality of their products were higher than those made in the US. They are certainly more desperate for the job, so why would they be more likely to screw things up?
Problem is… GM Quality is cratoring. Is they’re already having to tear into every GMC Sierra And Silverado engine they bring in at the dealership to change the lifters . the transmissions and 4 wheel drives are junk. And dealerships are overloaded with warranty work. Only salvation is that that GM puts more into the body and frame and suspension than anyone else.
You and others on here wanting to cut workers pay because they make to much? Where do you loud mouths and complainers work at? How about cutting your pay? Or you just upset because the best you can do is door greeter at Walmart?
What a ridiculous thing to say. Name one thing in a automotive factory that someone can’t walk right in and learn in less then two hours. You act like this is some special brain surgeon who is one of three in the entire world who can do some super complicated surgery.
It normally takes 2 days to train a new hire assembly line worker before they can handle the pace.
Funny thing a Walmart greeter has more responsibility then some overpaid union clown who stands still all day placing a assembled here sticker on the door. But you sound mad bfrank69 has your disability check not come this month?
You clearly have never set foot in a manufacturing plant.
Guys at the Toyota Tundra plant only getting $20 a hr and putting out quality vehicles . So cut the crap GM stop milking your customers dry.
Have you looked at the price of the Toyota trucks, whose making the money, besides you said it Toyota is paying assembly line workers $20/hr, GM is paying $18. That $32 is tool and die makers of skilled trades.
What you do not have figured in here is the cost of living in Mexico is much cheaper. If you have a average job the money go much farther than it does here.
When you have a country that is poor prices are low.
Only till you get to Mexico City is where the prices go up.
Did you notice a price decrease on the Mexican made trucks? I don’t think so, based on what they’re paying Mexican workers you should be able to by one of their trucks for $5,000 since Mexican workers only make 6% of American workers. But you’re not are you. Now how about you would you work for $9 a day? Nope didn’t think so. Don’t make stupid statements on a public forum, it just shows your intelligence level.
Increased pay over in Mexico’s factories was a line item in United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Looks like it’s working quite well for us USA folks, huh.
Donny “king of the deals” Trump’s lasting legacy.
Yes pay them more to stay there.
Ford makes all F-series trucks in the US. Are they comparatively more expensive than GM? No, not overall. There is so much profit margin in full size trucks that assembly plant labor costs are a pretty insignificant line item.
Ford trucks are definitely more expensive at the high end. Have to make up for their tons of fleet sales
F-150 King Ranch: $57,110
F-150 Platinum: $59,890
F-150 Limited: $74,335
GMC Sierra 1500 Denali $55,800 (last year) $57,900 (Limited, this year)
And Ford loves to have a huge number of big-bucks add-ons you find at the dealer, like an extra $1000 for the assist motor in the steering wheel, $995 for bed lighting, $650 for on-board trailer weighing, $445 for a bigger fuel tank, $750 for inverter system, and even $180 for wheel well liners that are optional on a $60k Platinum.
Fords profits have dropped with the increase in Aluminum cost.
You have to remember trucks are paying the bills not the sedans, not the pony cars not the small CUV models. Trucks and large SUV bring the money.
That’s the union, they don’t care about what they do, they care about making more money. When this happens, the cost goes to the customer. Us customer have to pay for the demands of the union.
The union is ruining this country, and forcing more jobs over seas and demanding more
Is they better get that quality up along with the prices, Or there won’t be a GM
Bill is absolute joke. Some people on here think oh sit here screw bolt in go to the next vehicle you are all absolute jokes if you think people on the line do nothing but little work. There are hardworking people in factories working 40-48 hrs a week doing same repetitive work breaking their body down. For anyone who thinks people in the US need to get paid $9 and hr to build a vehicle I could almost guarantee nobody would be building vehicles in the US.
Awwwwwwww poor things 40-48 hour work weeks. I can guarantee you landscaping is way harder then any of these crap assembly line jobs and guess what? No union saves their jobs.
I never said there isn’t harder jobs out there. I’m saying know your worth. The unions barely help anyways you just waltz in here thinking you know but you don’t.
I’m sorry I’m all for people making a living but if and notice I said if a person is on the factory floor and they are just say one of the ones who screws bolts in
, in my personal opinion I don’t feel that job justifies $25+ an hour. I am not talking about any of the other jobs in a factory that are a lot more difficult. And for all I know maybe those people don’t make that much I don’t have a clue. But I will say this when pay goes up so does everything else and that’s not exclusive to vehicles it happens in any job.
GM left the states to get cheap assembly in MX. The quality has gone to crap, and the nerve to tack on destination charges on anything from any vehicle manufacturer unless you actually ordered said vehicle.
The real problem here in my opinion being a production worker and coming from a die hard GM family is that those cheap skates that run GM should be building there vehicles here in the USA period. No exceptions and shame on GM.
It is some very funny people on this site .That group of shirt tuckers think building cars n trucks are easy work are .Those same people are paying 150 dollors and up a hour two get there cars n trucks fixed at the shop bye mechanics that know On a good day half what a uaw worker does that builds the product. Go work at Amazon on a Sunday for fast food money Is that these haters answer two the middle class
Go screw your bolt in and don’t talk about hard work.
another thought, anyone remember TARP ?
we seem to forget who bailed out GM over 12 yrs ago. Wasn’t it the same people who are paying higher prices for these lesser quality vehicles today? And yet we still don’t honestly know if it was actually repaid.
there are many ways to lower costs and increase quality, one means is automation.
It is consistent and when set up correctly, yields high quality output. It’s Efficient and works day and night, holidays, never goes on strike, etc.
But who is it that won’t allow more of it?
So, it’s a protected industry, because it is so vital to the US economy. and the Unions will have their way, and Mary will get her pay. The real owners of the company will never have their day.
My fear of the union in this plant is the corruption that it may see. With the organized crime and gangs in Mexico nothing is safe. IN TJ alone the cartels are killing 5-7 people daily and the Army has been placed in the city just south of San Diego.
It is not one world. Yet the Globalist want to take us to their level.
So many think you just put a bolt in or sticker and all factory workers building a vehicle are dumb. Tou have no idea how tasking this job is on one’s body. As I’ve worked in office jobs, lumber mills, construction and yes building vehicles. I ended up back in construction as hard as it is especially in winter months still doesn’t compare to that standing still in one spot you all think they do which they don’t. You run your a$$ off multiple tasks in 100 degree hot as f plant in the most unusual positions your body isn’t designed to do. Give your head a shake. It’s always the ones complaining that have zero clue what it’s like to be a factory worker unless you walk in their shoes. 99.9% of you complaining I bet couldn’t handle the work. At least those not working in a factory will probably still be able to walk and live longer lives unlike a factory worker who day in day out destroys ones body and work in a dangerous field of chemicals and machinery. Ya whine away as I said I did it for 10 years and had enough injuries to last a lifetime. That’s why I went back to construction which you’d think is way harder. Nope the building of a vehicle is the worst I’ve had to do ever! The labor cost on a vehicle overall is from 6% to 9% than another almost 20% plus management salaries and bonuses and about 28% profit or more lol. So again haters hate with absolutely zero clue what it’s really like to build vehicles. I know I’ve done it amd worked some of the you’d think hardest jobs out there but nope factory job was terrible with terrible conditions no matter what the pay is. Plus that higher pay which is rightfully earned helps your economy your city locally and more likely support YOUR JOB as well. It’s a trickle down effect lose good pay jobs eventually works its way to you in your job many of times. Look what’s happened over the years to cities that completely lost good paying jobs like factory workers. Now they are ghost towns and poverty filled. So if your job was let’s say a teacher or nurse heck maybe a contractor…good payed factory plant shuts down who’s going to support you now? Again look what’s happening or happened to cities that shuttered auto plants and where they are now….NOT GOOD! So complain away and hate the auto worker as hopefully it doesn’t affect you and your job putting food on your table one day. Karma can be a beotch sometimes.
You can’t use the word dumb when you can’t even spell the word you correctly.
It’s like I always say: “If you want to be treated with dignity at your workplace, learn to spell.”
Well Mr perfect I see. Sorry spell check did me bad on a word lol. Apparently you are the problem with society today. No common sense and make yourself feel better bashing others with absolutely zero understanding the reality of the story. Move on…next in line basher I could Care less for trolls
Omg dumb me didn’t catch a spell check oh no sorry I have better things to worry about in life than that. Again the main issue is the same truck built in USA is same price from Mexico. You do the math if you can
It’s called spell check f up dumb a$$ as im a little busy doing real work unlike TOU apparently. That’s all you have to complain about being a troll? Lmfao get a life
Busy doing real work on your phone checking the forum?
Yes a man deserves a break when they work hard at a real job. Maybe one day you’ll figure it out. Got anything else to troll about ? I could care less lol but sure seems fun bashing others I guess over such a small issue. I guess it takes the littlest things for little minds to complain about. Btw aren’t you on the forum also so obviously you have nothing better to do
You could care less but you continue to respond with long drawn out answers lol. What a douche.
that’s funny,i know 4 people that retired from chrysler and the only reason they can’t get around is because they are ALL over weight and they will tell you so..they were making upwards of 90 dollars an hour with ot.that’s absurd my friend…………
Ya maybe skilled trades 12 hr days making that money. Yet like many of TOU are obviously not that intelligent because the same trucks built in USA cost the same as Mexico. Hmmm I’ll give you time to think about that if you can handle it. I know might be to difficult for you since your trolling an unfortunate spell check error I didn’t catch…omg I’m the dumb one lmao
Oh and I forgot to mention almost everyone I worked with including myself have university degrees at factory. Albeit nurses teachers engineering and a vast of others so the plant I was at was highly educated. I’m still not a fan of unions but at least when rarely needed because there is a lot of corruption in management in North America plants it was nice to have some sort of protection at times. Especially when I almost lost my hand on a defective machine while still working 45 min before I was allowed off line to hospital to get fingers reattached that were still in my glove. It was the union who saw this is lost their mind on management to gwt an ambulance and medical attention in a North American auto Plant…I have many many stories from being inside as I’ve walked their shoes. Flame away as I could care less because as I said…I’ve been there!
Doesn`t GM charge the same for made in Mexico, as USA???
Many don’t have a clue of what it take to build a vehicle, let alone 1,300 a day, 3 shifts Mon-Sat.
and many here keep ignoring the fact that GM established in Mexico in 1936 (85 years ago); none of the people in this blog was born when that happen, so don’t complain now.
Many here keep thinking that what comes from Mexico is crap. Think twice.
How many US made cars are exported to Europe? Count them (by brand, model and quantities) and then bring a solid explanation to it. But one thing is for sure: none of them are the great Ford, Ram or GM trucks.
Wow 1300 a day 3 shifts Monday-Saturday that’s amazing such hard workers they deserve a raise.
Yes when I worked in a plant we did 1600 a day 7 days a week. Very hard to have a life when all TOU can do (lol that’s for the trolls) is rest your body when you can. Doesn’t leave much energy to play or enjoy your kids or life outside of the factory. Rarely have time for housework or groceries so I understand personally. Another reason many can’t handle the stressful environment or taxing it does to one’s body.
I never worked in the automotive industry but I did construction and landscaping for many years those 6-7 day work weeks will drain you. Is the money good yes it is but what’s the point when you never have time to do anything with it ya know? When I did landscaping before the season got into full swing we were working Monday thru Saturday we had sundays off but the thing is it never really felt like a day off because I was so tired I’d sleep a lot of the day away then when you wake up alls I could think about was having to go back to work the next day lol.
gm is going to have to eat the cost of that at least they should if they were smart i mean lets be real here gm,no more factory rebates like you always had in the past…wtf
please let ME choose which plant my new GMC/CHEVY pickup will be built.