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  • The move means assembly of the Buick Envision could become a bargaining chip in contract talks.

    The United Auto Workers union blasted General Motors (GM) for considering exporting a vehicle from China to the U.S., adding a fresh layer of tension to ongoing contract negotiations.

    The UAW issued a statement on Tuesday questioning GM after reports that the automaker may export the Buick Envision from a plant in the Shandong province southeast of Beijing to U.S. dealerships.

    The union's move serves as an indicator that assembly of the compact crossover could become a bargaining chip in contract talks.

    “After the sacrifices made by U.S. taxpayers and the U.S. workforce to make General Motors the profitable quality company it is today, UAW members are disappointed with the tone-deaf speculation that the Envision would be imported from China," said Cindy Estrada, UAW's vice president in charge of GM talks.

    If GM gives the plant the green light, it would become the first major automaker to sell a China-made vehicle in the U.S. Analysts say quality is on par with U.S.-made vehicles and don't expect a backlash among consumers, although a political backlash is a very real possibility.

    Estrada dubbed the reports "especially alarming" and called on GM to "stand by its declaration that it will build where it sells."

    The statement comes about a month before a UAW deadline to reach new contracts with hourly workers at U.S. plants for GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler.

    "The Envision should be made in the U.S. by the workforce that saved GM in its darkest time and UAW members intend to address this issue in contract talks," Estrada said.

    Buick spokesman Nick Richards said Monday that talk of the Envision coming from China to the U.S. is speculation. But he acknowledged that GM is "looking at all the opportunities" for the vehicle.

    "It’s our practice to build where we sell. In every business aspect it makes the most sense to assemble the vehicle in two different plants,

  • isawaratithink isawaratithink Aug 18, 2015 12:34 PM Flag

    Good, at one time, everyone was worried that the Chinese auto makers were the ones to hitn the USA, WRONG, it is our automakers who have the experience to build a quality vehilce in China that will import to the USA.

    The UAW is to thanks for this one.

  • isawaratithink isawaratithink Aug 18, 2015 9:19 AM Flag

    My ticket said I could not select a seat and I would be given a seat just before the flight and I was also to be the last to board and there may not be aspot for my carryon. This was due to the ticket price I selected. If I wanted to reserve a seat, I must pay $30 more (each person).

    I think this is the new way Delta is trying to force customers to keep paying more and more.

  • A passenger rights group is accusing Delta Airlines of "shaming" customers who buy basic economy fare tickets.

    Just before you confirm your purchase of an economy ticket, the website displays several restrictions you will face - including being the last to board the plane and the last to use overhead bin space, as well as no seat assignment and other restrictions.

    The group compares the tactic to a car salesman who pressures buyers into purchasing multiple upgrades to a basic model car.

    Delta has responded to the claim - a spokesperson for the airline said the purpose of the page has nothing to do with shaming.





  • isawaratithink isawaratithink Aug 17, 2015 3:32 PM Flag

    Mlf8, I did book the tickets on the Delta website. It clearly states your options. if you want a seat reserved, your ticket cost is $30 MORE in a different class of ticket.

  • Reply to

    Sky Miles program

    by longfossilfuels Jul 22, 2015 1:32 AM
    isawaratithink isawaratithink Aug 17, 2015 1:47 PM Flag

    It's bad. Another way to screw over thei paying customers. Delta is getting worst by the day.

    I think the problem is they are giving out millions of flight miles and do not have away for customers to redeem them without taking a way too many paying seats on a flight. They created this mess and now want to change it which will no doubt upset their FF members.

    Once they changed to program, I had to fly to India, instead of using Delta, I flew Air India (United partner). Saved over $1500 in air fare and got the same amount miles. Delta miles just will not add up to mean anything anymore.

    They have lost me as a regular customer which I am sure this is what they want.

  • So, my wife and I are traveling to Flordia during the sumemr season which is bad as rates are high thanks to places like Disnet World.

    Anyway, I go to book the tickets and if I want to sit next to my wife, I need to pay $30 more. Now I am already paying over $600 for the tickets, but they tell e I need to poay $30 more per ticket to reserve a seat together.

    Delta, how much is enough, you guys are the pity of legalized ripoff.

    I still cannot beleive our congress let thses guys merge and they now control the market and continue to force us to pay more and more. Now they come up with this idea as to how to screwq the customer more.

    Now sure how this is going to work ou on the flight, but I am sure if I complained, they would kick me off the filght.

  • isawaratithink by isawaratithink Aug 4, 2015 9:21 AM Flag

    Democrats steal private companies, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae from the shareholders.

    Only in a Communist nation would you see something like this happen.

  • Man arrested for murder in Ohio was earlier released after admitting he was an illegal immigrant

    A Mexican living illegally in the United States was stopped in Ohio by authorities and then released just weeks before he went on a crime spree where one women is expected to be dead.

    Juan Emmanuel Razo-Ramirez has been accused of trying to rape a 14 year old girl, shooting one woman in her arm, killing another woman at her house and then being involved in a shootout with Lake County police.

    Razo-Ramirez, who doesn’t have a criminal record was stopped on the 7th of July by officials who later released him after talking with immigration officials.

    Mike Cicconetti a Painesville Municipal Judge was furious during the arraignment this Tuesday. This led him to set the bond at $ 10 million.

    Homeland Security said that they were going to pursue his deportation once the trial had been completed and he served the sentence imposed on him.

    This case comes 4 weeks after Kathryn Steinle was shot at the embarcadero in San Francisco on the 1st of July. The man who was charged in that case was an illegal immigrant as well who was a 7 time felon and had been deported back to Mexico 5 times.

    But the facts of this case are very different. He was stopped by deputies for acting suspicious in a residential area & admitted that he was illegally in the country. But when they spoke with Border Patrol agents, Razo-Ramirez didn’t say that he was an illegal immigrant. They couldn’t hold the subject without his admittance and therefore let him go.

    Since deportation rules have been relaxed by the Obama administration this November, deporting someone isn’t as easy as it used to be unless they’ve committed a serious crime.

    All citizens murdered by Illegasl should have on their tombstone;


  • Reply to

    average student loan debt

    by phinky_bunny Jun 16, 2015 5:14 AM
    isawaratithink isawaratithink Jun 16, 2015 8:30 AM Flag

    This is what you get when getting loans are easy as lying. Obama now wants to forgive these laons and guess who gets to pay them. YOU the tax holder.

    Another one of the democrats way of bribing people.

  • Reply to

    Bernie Sanders exposes 18 CEO's

    by northvisitor34 Jun 15, 2015 12:59 PM
    isawaratithink isawaratithink Jun 15, 2015 1:50 PM Flag

    Here you go Homer, the proof:

    Harry Reid is proud he lied about Mitt Romney's taxes

    By Ashe Schow | March 31, 2015 | 11:11 am
    Harry Reid, D-Nev. has no regrets about his 2012 claims that then presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid no taxes for 10 years.

    The outgoing Senate Minority Leader even bragged to CNN that the comments, which had been described as McCarthyism, helped keep Romney from winning the election.

    "They can call it whatever they want. Romney didn't win did he?" Reid said during a wide-ranging interview.

    So, in Reid's world, it is perfectly acceptable to make a defamatory charge against an opponent to damage his campaign.

    Reid first made the accusation against the former Massachusetts governor in a 2012 interview with the Huffington Post. At the time, Reid claimed that a Bain Capital investor told him Romney didn't pay taxes for the previous 10 years. This, Reid claimed, was why Romney hadn't released his tax returns.

    Even though Reid made a slanderous statement that Romney had in fact paid not taxes, without mentioning anything about his Bain source or skepticism, he cannot be sued for that particular statement. Article I, Section 6 of the Constitution states that members of Congress shall "be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place." The only exceptions to this rule are for treason, felonies and "breach of the peace."

    After his floor speech, Reid made the claim again, except this time he again cited his "extremely credible source" for the accusation.

    So when Reid directly accused Romney of being a tax dodge, he did so from the safety of the Senate floor. Outside the protection of legislative immunity, Romney was only possibly a tax dodge.

    Not only does Reid not think he did anything wrong, he's actually proud that his lies might have helped cost Romney the election.

  • Reply to

    Bernie Sanders exposes 18 CEO's

    by northvisitor34 Jun 15, 2015 12:59 PM
    isawaratithink isawaratithink Jun 15, 2015 1:39 PM Flag

    HARRY REID admitted that it was ALL A LIE about what he said about ROMNEY.

    All said on a interview, so we now can confirm that Democrats are BORN LIARS

  • Reply to

    The Teabaggers are scared to death of Hillary !

    by jojomax411 Jun 14, 2015 2:51 PM
    isawaratithink isawaratithink Jun 15, 2015 1:36 PM Flag

    Nothing to worry, the Benghazi cover up where she let an America die will take her down. Tell me, name one fact that she accomplished as SOS that helped the USA?


  • Reply to

    A Important Reminder What Happened this Year

    by isawaratithink Jun 15, 2015 9:57 AM
    isawaratithink isawaratithink Jun 15, 2015 11:11 AM Flag

    A 3.5% Real Estate transaction tax was added.
    So you have no problem paying this tax. This is on everyone who owns a home. Let's say you have a nice $350,000 home you are selling and want to retire to maybe Florida. I guess you have no problem is forking over $12,250 for a HC law that is just a pure and simple TAX PIT. If you really look at how the plan is structured, it really keeps many people from actually using their health care coverage because the deductables are so high upfront that many never get to the level whwrre they can actually use it.

    What you are now seeing is that many people are actually refusing healthcare treatment as they cannot afford to pay the deductables. This makes it look like healthcare treatment costs are going down.

    This law was never thought out properly. Demcorats were just so anixious to pass some type of HC law when they had the power in congress to do so.

    HERE IS A FACT, Two thirds of the Democrats in Congress that voted for Obamacare have been voted out of offfice in the last two elections. The remaining third will be kicked out in 2016.

    You democrats can vote as you do which is a herd mentality, even if the law is bad to all, but it is the Independant voters that will kick out the democrats in congress and vote REPUBLICAN into the White House in 2016.

    Americans are fed up will all the Lies and deceit by Obama and the Democratic party.

  • Reply to

    If anybody needs 7" of used colon let me know

    by woodstocklives Jun 14, 2015 10:37 PM
    isawaratithink isawaratithink Jun 15, 2015 10:48 AM Flag

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Reply to

    A Important Reminder What Happened this Year

    by isawaratithink Jun 15, 2015 9:57 AM
    isawaratithink isawaratithink Jun 15, 2015 10:06 AM Flag

    You must think America is better off if they followed the French tax system. YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

  • Hello 2015

    As a brief reminder for those who forgot or for many that didn't know,
    Here is what happened quietly on January 1, 2015:

    Medicare tax went from 1.45% to 2.35%.

    Top Income tax bracket went from 35% to 39.6%.

    Top Income payroll tax went from 37.4% to 52.2%.

    Capital Gains tax went from 15% to 28%.

    Dividend tax went from 15% to 39.6%.

    Estate tax went from 0% to 55%.

    A 3.5% Real Estate transaction tax was added.

    Remember this fact:
    These taxes were all passed solely with Democrat votes,

    These taxes were all passed in the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

    If you think that it is important that everyone in the U.S. should know this, the many millions who don't yet, then pass it on. AND TELL YOU DEMOCRAT FRIENDS - THEY NEED TO KNOW WHY THEY ARE PAYING MORE TAXES THIS YEAR!

    And, for God's sake, remember this when you cast your vote in November, 2016.

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