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,
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.
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.
DELTA IS LYING, IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU PAYING MORE FOR YOUR TICKET. JUST THINK, YOU CANNOT FIND ASPOT FOR YOUR CARRY-ON BAG AS YOU HAD TO WAIT UNTIL BEING THE LAST ON BOARD.
NOW THEY GOT YOU AGAIN, YOU NEED TO PAY TO HAVE YOUR LUGGAGE CHECKED IN. WHAMMO, THEY STUCK IT TO YOU AGAIN.
OR HOW ABOUT IF YOU ARE TRAVELING WITH YOUR WIFE OR KIDS, YOU WILL NOT BE SITTING TOGETHER WITH THEM.
THE D IN DELTA IS NOT FOR DELTA,. IT STANDS FOR THE DEVIL
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.
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.
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;
OBAMA CAUSED MY DEATH