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  • Published on Sep 18, 2019
  • The United Auto Workers are on strike, find out why. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: tyt.com/trial
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    "Some 48,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike early Monday, walking off General Motors factory floors and setting up picket lines as their midnight strike deadline came and went. Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S. as well as 22 parts distribution warehouses.
    It wasn't clear how long the walkout would last, with the union saying GM has budged little in months of talks while GM said it made substantial offers including higher wages and factory investments. Talks were scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. EDT Monday.
    It's the first national strike by the union since a two-day walkout in 2007 that had little impact on the company."*
    Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian
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Comments • 684

  • M M
    M M 12 days ago

    with a 100% corrupt uniom, good luck.
    GM is probably happy and gain on this

  • Dee Loc
    Dee Loc 13 days ago

    Like Mark dice said, oh waaaaaah, now they can't afford to buy a matching jetski to go with their boat at their summer cabin

  • cj cotton
    cj cotton 16 days ago +1

    Wait so they easily making over $2k a month plus benefits and want more?

    • Dee Loc
      Dee Loc 13 days ago

      Yeah and according to this dumb twat they are "treated like crap"

  • Mike Wilson
    Mike Wilson 26 days ago +1

    GM CEO wants hourly workers pay scale in line with foreign car plant workers, but her pay scale is 15 times higher than the foreign car CEO’s. Damn that’s cold...

  • D S
    D S 27 days ago

    That lady has a hard time keeping her mouth shut and let other ppl talk

  • D S
    D S 27 days ago

    Why would anyone get 22 million dollars what wasted money. Bullshit.

  • Mark Jones
    Mark Jones 28 days ago +1

    Anyone else look and feel 10 years younger just from taking a week off from GM because of the strike?

  • Mike Jones
    Mike Jones 29 days ago +2

    When robots start doing work more people will be out of a job because stuff like this will push the issue in making robots = free labor robots only need maintenance.

    • PaulDFW
      PaulDFW 28 days ago

      @Mr. Sony Pony read above, dummy. It'll be decades before they have robots to do intricate tasks like humans

    • Mr. Sony Pony
      Mr. Sony Pony 28 days ago

      Lmao.. even without a strike, they will inevitably switch to robots

    • PaulDFW
      PaulDFW 28 days ago

      @Mike Jones I'll be retired, dead and gone by then. Seriously, at the rate automation is taking over everything it's scary to think that virtually no industry is safe.

    • Mike Jones
      Mike Jones 28 days ago

      @PaulDFW but there will be

  • Melvin cash
    Melvin cash 29 days ago +5

    They should be sending tax payers a check. We bailed their sorry asses out.

  • Peter Siu
    Peter Siu 29 days ago +1

    It is a beautiful sight to behold, isn't it?

  • Ben Mason
    Ben Mason 29 days ago +1

    Union grocery store workers only make like 13-15 an hour and that is after being there a long time. Starting at $15 an hour for unskilled work sounds great!

    • Trulie01
      Trulie01 26 days ago +1

      Ben Mason except it’s not unskilled. There are also electricians, dye and pipe cutters and more skilled trades that are part of this. It’s not a regular off the street job. You still have to complete assessments to be considered. That’s the same as comparing to fast food. Grocery store work is considerably less difficult to complete.

  • Drew K
    Drew K 29 days ago +2

    These morons need to quit and get another job then. I am sure plenty of people would love these high paying jobs.

    • Sue Schiefelbein
      Sue Schiefelbein 28 days ago +2

      The Unions set a standard for all wages. When people can’t afford to support their families- where do they go? Welfare. Taxpayers. YOU! The CEO’s are making millions off the back of the people doing the very physical labor.
      That’s called Cooperate Greed!
      When people earn a wage to support their families- everyone wins, including the economy and crime goes down as well.
      We should not be lowering our standards for foreign companies that come into this country, they need to raise theirs! There is plenty to go around- why you’re against hard working people making a decent wage because they don’t have a college degree is very un- American! I’d be willing to bet my UNION PAYCHECK that many of us support whatever “white collar” business you’re in? Just speculation of course.
      Have the day you deserve:)

  • William Chapman
    William Chapman 29 days ago +3

    Greedy unskilled union retards GM dont renew your union contract fire all the looser

  • P Carvajal
    P Carvajal 29 days ago +2

    Bring back unions!

  • bd Marples
    bd Marples 29 days ago +1

    Temps make a lil over $15 and with no promise to hire them. I am UAW with Ford and work beside temps that have been there for over 3 years and Ford wont hire them. Once hired it takes 8 years to get to top pay.

    • Drew K
      Drew K 29 days ago

      bd Marples actually that is pretty good money for unskilled labor, especially considering the low cost of living in Michigan.

  • Old Dog City Pound
    Old Dog City Pound Month ago +9

    no more temps,no more bots....
    UNIONS FIRST UNIONS FOREVER
    united you stand, devided you fall

  • Don Locklear
    Don Locklear Month ago +10

    Can we stop saying the low end of wages is $44k? The temps don't make that & GM wants to populate the pla ts with them. A temp makes about $15 an hr. The $44k figure is $21.15 an hour....quite a difference.
    We are fighting for wage equality first! We have temps working along side us for years making half of what we do with no benefits. They deserve this increase. We gave back when GM was insolvent. We kept giving back, no more. Make it fair to our members or no trucks.

    • creamsykle
      creamsykle 29 days ago

      @Nate Morey I would support unions if they were not allowed to spend money on politics, since they can, I don't.

    • Nate Morey
      Nate Morey 29 days ago

      @creamsykle it's not about transferring skills, these workers have value as a group that's the point of forming a union. These workers you belittle are what made it possible for gm to get 8 billion in profits. So it's obviously worth having them. But companies are greedy, so you supporting their race to the bottom is disgusting. Yes they can find someone to do it for less, and? Is that beneficial for society? No. Unions have improved so many lives not everything is about competition and being the best most skilled worker, the beautiful part of unions is care ng about your fellow human being and working together so everyone can win. Check your priorities.

    • creamsykle
      creamsykle Month ago

      @RunFor OurLives I dont nor ever have worked for GM, i worked for a union once and quickly left when i realized they used my money to push policy i didnt agree with. As a worker you want to fight against them feel free, i dont begrudge you for that. I also wouldn't begrudge them for firing the entire union and leaving the whole town to starve. The real problem for these workers, is for most of them their skills will not transfer over to any other meaningful job, which is why when these plants leave a town, the town goes under. If the workers were truly skilled labor other companies would come in and scoop them up to use those skills to make money... that almost never happens though. You fight for what you believe in man.

    • THESEADOG82
      THESEADOG82 Month ago

      Yes, u r right

  • TheKMA
    TheKMA Month ago +1

    Sounds like the workers are just greedy and jealous. They are earning a liveable wage but still complain. When are people going to be happy?

    • TheKMA
      TheKMA 29 days ago

      @bd Marples
      No bitch, you make less. I've more than tripled my salary in the last 10 years.

    • TheKMA
      TheKMA 29 days ago

      @Hamish Gaffaney
      Well don't you just sound like a dumbass.

    • TheKMA
      TheKMA 29 days ago

      @RunFor OurLives CEOs also take the responsibility for the company. If they fail they get fired. Workers have more protection than that. Also, workers don't take a pay cut or go without pay if the company loses money. Double standard is how the workers want a share of the profits but will not give up any money during the losses.

    • TheKMA
      TheKMA 29 days ago

      @Don Locklear
      It's still greedy people. Why don't they offer to lose wages when the company loses them. It's only fair right. You want the profits but don't want the losses. That is a true double standard. Dumbass.

  • TheKMA
    TheKMA Month ago +2

    I guess earning a liveable wage is just not good enough.

    • TheKMA
      TheKMA 29 days ago

      @Duke Luke
      Yes but she can get fired any day with no reason. An employee cannot.

    • Duke Luke
      Duke Luke 29 days ago

      @TheKMA nobody's saying the majority of benefits shouldn't go to you, but the gap between the worker's and the CEO's is absurd at the moment.

    • TheKMA
      TheKMA 29 days ago

      @Duke Luke
      This is a stupid idea. If I start a company, why should the benefits go to you?

    • TheKMA
      TheKMA 29 days ago

      @Nate Morey
      Have them share the finacial losses then. If the company losses money the workers lose paychecks. This way, everyone gets paid and everyone loses together right?

    • Duke Luke
      Duke Luke 29 days ago

      @Nate Morey which is why we need a mixed economy.

  • TheKMA
    TheKMA Month ago +2

    Wait, these people are complaining about making over 20 dollars an hour? So no matter how much the minimum wage rises people will always complain.

    • TheKMA
      TheKMA 29 days ago

      @Nate Morey
      So then why not make it all equal? If the company is taking finacial risks and losses, raise the employee pay but as the company takes losses so will the employees. Doesn't sound so good now does it? They want more money but want none of the finacial risks. That's what they and you, DO NOT understand. They are being greedy.

    • Duke Luke
      Duke Luke 29 days ago

      @Nate Morey well said, I have a high self esteem so I never let anyone step on me.

    • Nate Morey
      Nate Morey 29 days ago

      It's good to complain. Always fight or you'll get taken advantage of.

    • Brandon Corby
      Brandon Corby 29 days ago +1

      @TheKMA haha another dumbass who thinks his opinion is facts. If the company made $8 billion in profits clearly the employees are creating value meaning they are worth more.

    • TheKMA
      TheKMA Month ago

      @RunFor OurLives
      A fact is not a complain. Stupidass.

  • Itsmoneymane music
    Itsmoneymane music Month ago +4

    Why does she need 22 million for one year? Makes no sense at all

    • Anthony Smith
      Anthony Smith Month ago +1

      KCohere33 Nothing! 🤨

    • KCohere33
      KCohere33 Month ago +1

      Itsmoneymane music I wonder what she does that’s worth that much

  • M White
    M White Month ago +5

    The answer is not minimum wage. The answer is regulating costs of things like rent and healthcare. Most areas your rent is raised 10% annually. You get a raise it doesn't amount to anything because of that. I live in a military area where government workers and military get annual raises. Guess what? The cost of living in the area consumes it for most workers. If the corporations aren't raping you the state government is extorting you with fees and creating tolls everywhere.

    • Mark Hackett
      Mark Hackett 29 days ago

      You can control both those costs by making them state owned. State supplied housing and medicare for all. Tie the price of the housing and the welfare and min wage to each other.

  • 陶晴
    陶晴 Month ago

    这是条美丽的风景线

  • kingpest13
    kingpest13 Month ago +1

    I'd love to see GM open those factories again. If they can't build a car there why not a different product. Motorcycles, tools and equipment etc. There are lots of things that use similar prod methods.

  • aztecstargazer
    aztecstargazer Month ago +3

    Wating for that trickle

  • Mike P
    Mike P Month ago +2

    Why is GM hiring temporary workers and not full time employees? Is it too expensive to hire full time employees?

    • nakedshadows
      nakedshadows Month ago +2

      Mike P yep. Much much cheaper to hire temp workers. Especially if f/t workers get unionized.

  • Doug
    Doug Month ago +5

    If CEO's are so concerned about high wages perhap's Mary Barra could take a cut in pay . Toyota's CEO 3.5 Mill GM CEO 22mil.That's the real problem,they want it all.Another house, car, O wait Barra get's a free car, along with all other exec's.must be nice.

    • nakedshadows
      nakedshadows 29 days ago

      Mark Hackett the CEO doesn’t get to decode his/her salary, the owners of the firm do. But if you look successful firms, finding the right CEO is a dime in the dozen, it’s the most important job at a firm and s/he often decides if the firm succeeds.

    • Mark Hackett
      Mark Hackett 29 days ago

      @nakedshadows The rest of the world is full of CEOs who would take the job at a tenth of that wage, too.

    • Mark Hackett
      Mark Hackett 29 days ago

      @nakedshadows The CEO doesn't even need replacing, though.

    • nakedshadows
      nakedshadows Month ago +1

      Mark Hackett except they’re actually easily replaceable by workers elsewhere who would die for half the wage and benefit these workers are getting.

  • arithsem . . .
    arithsem . . . Month ago +1

    Im sure that if everybody walked out of there jobs they can negotiate for better things too

  • Mith ical
    Mith ical Month ago +2

    63$ an hour my ass! Where did they come up with that convoluted number? 33 dollars an hour is what I'm getting with health insurance and 401k benefits

  • Hyper Viper
    Hyper Viper Month ago +4

    Also worth mentioning is the workers that get hired in as temps and stay temps for years on end. They make lower wages, have no sick days, benefits or job security. Part of the reason we are striking is to get them hired in as full time employees with the same benefits as us.

    • jking6210
      jking6210 Month ago

      Lol I laugh so hard I start crying when my buddy uses the "we're striking for the temps" line on me. It's such a load of horse shit

    • Done Lostme
      Done Lostme Month ago

      @Hyper Viper - You deny it must be false. I got it from the Wall St Journal, AutoNews, NyTimes, NyPost. Numbers like these have to be reported accurately or companies risks the Department of Labor and the IRS crawling up their backend.

    • Hyper Viper
      Hyper Viper Month ago

      Done, where do you get your info from? When I was a temp, coming in late or calling in once was grounds for management to fire you. Also I call BS on that 7%.

    • Tommy Thompson
      Tommy Thompson Month ago

      Then why don't they simply find another job if they don't like it?

    • The Internet Gremlin
      The Internet Gremlin Month ago +2

      Done Lostme 3 unpaid days a year? That’s pretty much crumbs

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    • Mark Hackett
      Mark Hackett Month ago +1

      trump got girls from epstein. So when are you going to do anything about that?

    • Ulrich Grünke
      Ulrich Grünke Month ago

      So what?

  • chiyuciosisuytccsjchsjhlkhnsdlkfjskna

    48k people out of a job then they will be begging for their old 38 bux an hour soon

    • jking6210
      jking6210 Month ago +1

      No actually they'll just hire a whole new round of people and give them the week of training it takes to do those jobs and be back up and running before the strike would be over

    • Alkalite
      Alkalite Month ago +1

      Actually, more like GM will go out of business.

  • Hammerhead547
    Hammerhead547 Month ago +1

    There's a reason for the disparity between worker wage rates, the problem is you don't bother to look into it because that would require some context.

    If you think for one second that the professional engine builders who spend their days putting together every engine that is installed into those cars or the ones who paint/wire them do work that is of the same level of complexity as the entry level line worker who bolts on the trim or installs the seats then you don't know much of anything about cars.

    The average engine builder at GM has at least ten years of experience and has assembled thousands of engines, the ones who work in the performance shop that puts together engines for corvette's and camero's specialty vehicles and the diesel engines that are used in their pickups are often ex racing engine builders with decades of experience , this is why they make $100.000/y and the guy doing nothing work on the line gets $30.000/y

    • tommy williams
      tommy williams Month ago

      Your ignoring the whole point of the strike. . But go on

    • ralphinator2
      ralphinator2 Month ago

      This video didn't even have anything to do with your comment.

  • PurpleYellowFan
    PurpleYellowFan Month ago +2

    I drive a trash truck in san diego. Only $23 an hr. Much tougher than other cities. Lots of hills , underground parking, pull outs , low wires alleys, alleys, alleys. .
    Wide open, flat las vegas gets $31 hr +$10toward pension
    We always lose the vote to go on strike because alot of complacent workers live in Tijuana mexico where their money goes further.
    Immigrants hurt wages. Thats why Bernie voted against an immigration bill allowing more guest workers.
    He's a man of the people, principled, that does prioritize American working-class while being logical and compassionate to immigrants struggles

    • jking6210
      jking6210 Month ago

      @michael lawton your a dumbass

    • michael lawton
      michael lawton Month ago

      @The Internet Gremlin not haveing a driver's license doesn't keep them from driving big-rigs. Those assholes find a way!

    • The Internet Gremlin
      The Internet Gremlin Month ago

      Driving trucks require a CDL, which requires a driver’s license. I can tell you now that any illegal immigrant can not legally have your job

    • Doug
      Doug Month ago

      Go work in Vegas....

  • The World As It Is
    The World As It Is Month ago

    You know what we should be worried about instead? Flavored vape products. We have to ban them right away, and this requires all of your attention and emotional energy. Sorry.

  • dubtat
    dubtat Month ago

    The UAW is a business whose chief concern is their profits.

  • ShawnDeez
    ShawnDeez Month ago +1

    Protect the Constitution

  • Mike Samra
    Mike Samra Month ago +1

    GM made 8.1b dollars. The stockmarket is back up over 27k. So much for that recession LOL>

    • jking6210
      jking6210 Month ago

      @Mike Samra jesus your a jackass. It's only been 10 years since all hell broke loose in 08, what did the markets look like leading to that point. Jesus God almighty the stupidity is astounding

    • Mike Samra
      Mike Samra Month ago

      @tommy williams They make billions and you say there is a recession? Sure there is.

    • tommy williams
      tommy williams Month ago

      Your ignorance is astounding

  • lyndsey grimes
    lyndsey grimes Month ago +3

    Because 36 dollars an hour isn't enough

    • james jones
      james jones Month ago

      @jking6210 whether you are skilled or not you get paid according to what t.j our job is worth. A filler operator makes more at Budweiser the Pepsi. A mechanic is going to make more at a ford plant then at ford dealership. Whether you are skilled or not if are working at a company making billions you should get paid. Example Walmart makes billions, a cashier should as least making $20 and free health care.

    • jking6210
      jking6210 Month ago

      @james jones maybe they cost so much because we are paying people a skilled laborers pay for a job that doesn't require any skill

    • dubtat
      dubtat Month ago +1

      @james jones I'm an employee and I don't want a revolution. Revolutions throw the baby out with the bathwater.

    • james jones
      james jones Month ago +2

      As much as cars and trucks cost u dont think it's worth paying people more. 8 billion dollars in profit. American workers need a revolution. It's time for the fat rats to share the cheese

  • coryluke12
    coryluke12 Month ago +1

    These idiots are shooting themselves in the foot. This just gives GM even more incentive to ship their jobs overseas or automate them away.

    • Brandon Ellis
      Brandon Ellis Month ago

      @Patrick Arts have you seen the new Corvette? Good luck with that one.

    • coryluke12
      coryluke12 Month ago

      Patrick Arts They sell all over the world. They don’t need any Americans. You’ll just be hurting the American employees.

    • Patrick Arts
      Patrick Arts Month ago

      @coryluke12 they won't survive if enough of us stop buying their cars.

    • coryluke12
      coryluke12 Month ago +1

      Ooh scary. How will GM survive without you?

    • Doug
      Doug Month ago

      Well then I won't buy them.

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    I plan on getting married 👰 to my brother 😉🖕🏻

  • Trivarious Leibowitz
    Trivarious Leibowitz Month ago +2

    Pain is coming if Democrats elected. You will be miserable and like it.
    The Dem presidential candidates called for the elimination of guns, plastic straws, hamburgers, steaks, incandescent light bulbs, factory farming, cars, planes and of course, all of your money. They need to confiscate every dime you make to pay trillions for their suicidal Green New Deal.
    But wait. It gets better. You will live in misery, in the dark. They want to ban fracking, coal, oil and gas exploration, offshore drilling, nuclear energy and tax carbon to death.
    Kamala Harris wants to spend taxpayer money to bribe Americans to stop eating meat. Mayor Pete said, “If you eat hamburgers, or drink from straws, you’re part of the problem.”
    So, if Democrats are elected, you’ll be living in misery, sitting in the dark, eating bugs, tofu and broccoli. Without straws, cars, firearms.
    Sounds like fun. Who wouldn’t vote for that?
    Crackpot Breadline Bernie Sanders called for mass global genocide and population reduction, aka eugenics, in the name of global warming. He demands US taxpayers fund abortions in foreign countries to reduce the brown skin population.

    • jking6210
      jking6210 Month ago

      Lol well evryones miserable already with the orange douche in office now so I think we'll make it

  • Mark Jones
    Mark Jones Month ago +3

    I just made 41.66 per hour walking the picket lines for 6 hours. Axe me a question.

    • Mark Jones
      Mark Jones Month ago

      @jking6210 We should really get paid 80 per hour for walking the picket line.

    • jking6210
      jking6210 Month ago

      And theres the problem

    • The Internet Gremlin
      The Internet Gremlin Month ago

      I don’t have an axe but I do have a shovel...

  • Nic Gurr
    Nic Gurr Month ago +2

    Meanwhile... Japanese auto plants are being built and thriving in the south... as well as suppliers

    • Tommy Thompson
      Tommy Thompson Month ago

      @Mike Higgins Do you have anything to argue? What makes me a traitor? The fact that I disagree with companies having unions that outsource competition amongst workers. That unions are good for nothing! That the U.S government has departments in place that protect the American worker; Department of Labor, OSHA....where does it stop! Where are Unions needed; have you look at their salaries?
      On average a GMC worker makes more than the typical American. What are they complaining about...profits of the company are more this year and the CEO gets more than me? Oh the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer. Who are the stakeholder the investors or the employees?
      Andrew Yang lol! Yeah give every American $1K a month, surely that would solve all the problems of the so called inequality. What do you think would happen next? Well once the government dependency became active there would be the same people living beyond there means wanting more. Did you know only 50% of Americans pay payroll taxes yearly? Let me ask you something of the other 50% how many have $1K dollar IPhones, on WIC food stamps, government housing etc. Then of those same people how many of them have $1K in their savings account?
      The American dream is there for those who want it. But, if you're one of those people who would rather make excuses of why you can't get ahead....Simply you wont!

    • Mike Higgins
      Mike Higgins Month ago

      Tommy Thompson Who is paying you to spew this non sense? The Russians? The US chamber of commerce?
      American workers are some of the most productive workers on earth because they are healthy and well fed. We need to maintain our society so that we can continue to be a first world nation. When you have a country that is self destructing before our very eyes, traitors like you come along and demand that Americans are forced to forfeit their standard of living so they can compete with slaves in third world countries. I am not going to do that. You can go back to whatever shit hole you came from.
      We made these corporations rich. They claim to be American well act like it.
      Andrew Yang said it best. He wanted to give a freedom dividend to Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffet to remind them that they are still American. Why don’t you act like an American instead of some corporations patsy.

    • Tommy Thompson
      Tommy Thompson Month ago

      @Mike Higgins So are you telling us that China and Bangladesh is making Hondas? Did you know Honda produces most of their automobiles right here in the U.S? Why don't we ever hear about them striking? It's because they're not part of the UAW and never will be. It's unions that degrade companies ability to make a profit. You're not deserved things in this lifetime. When companies uses technology to improve human conditions that takes money. Fact is todays workers don't do as much as that of their grandfathers due to the use of robots, therefore they don't deserve the same amount or more pay. Everyone striking could simply find another job; why aren't they doing that? Because on average with a High School Diploma they know they can't make more money. If I were them I would just be happy with what I make. Why, because people like me see them belly aching for no reason and simply will never buy there product as a result.

    • Mike Higgins
      Mike Higgins Month ago

      Tassioquarters No they haven’t. Unions gave the US workers the weekend, the minimum wage, better working conditions, they eliminated child labor and made sure you didn’t have to work in a toxic waste dump. The reason the US economy is going into the toilet is because unlike our European and Japanese competitors American corporations are forcing Americans to compete against slave labor in China and Bangladesh and robots.
      The Japanese companies still employ vast numbers of Japanese citizens and haven’t tried every which way to screw and hurt them. The Japanese have universal healthcare. Which means Japanese Corporations don’t have to pay for this unlike American corporations which must and it places them in a competitive disadvantage.

    • Nic Gurr
      Nic Gurr Month ago

      @Mike Higgins unions have long outlived their usefulness. US manufacturers cant compete with Japanese, one of the main reasons is because of the UAW

  • juan monge
    juan monge Month ago +4

    If you are driving a Ford, Audi , Porsche or Volkswagen. Your car was probably made in Mexico. Where the workers are paid $3.00 an hour with no benefits. Notice that the price of cars doesn’t get cheaper.

    • Hammerhead547
      Hammerhead547 Month ago

      The majority of models that Mercedes BMW Porsche Volkswagen and Audi build in north america are their SUV's and Vans because the "chicken tax" (a 40% import tariff placed against foreign built trucks and vans in the 70's to try and squeeze them out of the market) makes it impossible to build them in germany import them into the united states and then sell them at a reasonable price.

      That tariff is the reason why Nissan Honda and Toyota all build their trucks vans and suv's in the united states, it's also a big reason why mitsubishi and mazda no longer sell pickups in the united states despite having them in their lines elsewhere.

    • juan monge
      juan monge Month ago +1

      Puebla. Mexico is a tremendous enterprise-They are making a lot of product there. No doubt some of it is assembled in Chattanooga.

    • Nic Gurr
      Nic Gurr Month ago

      Most volkswagens sold in the US are built on Chattanooga tn bright boy

  • nakedshadows
    nakedshadows Month ago +2

    This is what a greedy union looks like

    • jking6210
      jking6210 Month ago

      Average pay of almost $35 and benefits. Sure sounds like they're getting part if it to me.

    • ralphinator2
      ralphinator2 Month ago +1

      Bullshit. Why shouldn't they get a piece of the 8 billion they helped produce?

    • PurpleYellowFan
      PurpleYellowFan Month ago +1

      If profits go up wages should go up. Isnt that how trickle down is supposed to work?🙄

  • nakedshadows
    nakedshadows Month ago +3

    GM should fire them all and move all production to Mexico

    • PurpleYellowFan
      PurpleYellowFan Month ago +1

      Then pay less for labor but lie and say they must increase car prices to cover cost. Bootlicker

    • Mike Higgins
      Mike Higgins Month ago +3

      nakedshadows How much is GM paying you to troll this video?

  • get gud
    get gud Month ago +1

    so many corporations do that, be thankful I'm only kicking you in the guts if I could I'd smash your head in as well like the foreigners too, they know their place now learn yours, kow tow and make me more money.

  • Rusty Shackleford
    Rusty Shackleford Month ago +3

    I'm a union worker and the dems do not represent me... To focused on libtards...

    • Rusty Shackleford
      Rusty Shackleford Month ago

      @jking6210 I'm pretty sure youre a typical libtard..

    • jking6210
      jking6210 Month ago

      @Rusty Shackleford I'm pretty sure your both dumasses

    • Rusty Shackleford
      Rusty Shackleford Month ago

      @Ace Diamonds obviously you're a dumb ass

    • The Internet Gremlin
      The Internet Gremlin Month ago

      Too*

    • Ace Diamonds
      Ace Diamonds Month ago +1

      and libtard policies like the 40 hour work week, minimum wage, safety sanitation standards, ect. damn progressives!

  • Erich Lepkowski
    Erich Lepkowski Month ago +1

    Obama the Messiah should have never used tax payer money to bail out GM with all that junk they make.

    • Erich Lepkowski
      Erich Lepkowski Month ago

      @ralphinator2 A loan from the same Jewish banks bailed out by tax payer dollars?

    • ralphinator2
      ralphinator2 Month ago

      He didn't. They got a loan they had to pay back with interest.

  • Gilbert Smith
    Gilbert Smith Month ago +4

    Tyt is 💩

  • emerald3331
    emerald3331 Month ago +2

    A lot of these people voted for Trump and Trump will turn his back and spit on them.

  • apexibb750
    apexibb750 Month ago +1

    i want to know how many gm workers voted for tRump and knows its all Donald trump fault.

    • Gilbert Smith
      Gilbert Smith Month ago

      Hey tyt is shit

    • Erich Lepkowski
      Erich Lepkowski Month ago

      Ford workers voted for him seeing how they are selective on their hiring process?

  • gordon opfer
    gordon opfer Month ago +2

    Poof. All unions please take serious note: GM just cut off health care benefits for 50,000 striking workers. Sort of takes the wind out of the argument that unions do not want or should not have to lose their hard won benefits because of Bernie's Medicare for All.

    • Kelly Fortune
      Kelly Fortune Month ago

      gordon opfer if we get Medicare for all then unions can negotiate something else in place of their private insurance.

  • Mike Samra
    Mike Samra Month ago

    GM employees get profit-sharing so you don't know what you talking about. They get significant checks and so do Ford and Chrysler workers. I lived in Michigan all my life and I work with the big 3 daily and I can tell you that both sides have their point as you said. If Congress would get off their ass and approval the new NAFTA trade agreement, it would American workers and we could build more automotive parts supply factories. It even helps the Mexican workers.

  • Mike P
    Mike P Month ago

    I kind of agree with them on this. I read something like 30% of their members are temporary workers, making $15/hr, get something like three unpaid sick/vacation days which need to be approved in advance and can be cancelled, any workers hired since 2007 have no pension. I mean why is it wrong to try to get those people a better deal? That said I think it's sad how some of the people at the top go and give all the money to politicians, then there's nothing in the strike fund. Or how the older, retired workers are still making tons of money even though they're not working. Lots of problems with union leadership imo but these workers deserve a better deal. If I were them, I might resign and go apply to Toyota or Honda and see if I can get better money or benefits. GM makes terrible cars and is a sinking ship at this point imo.

  • 187kewl
    187kewl Month ago

    Unions strong!!!!
    Once the Chinese take over American factories let’s see how would you react to their shitty pay and no benefits.

    • Mike P
      Mike P Month ago

      What I am not understanding is why if GM is giving them such a terrible deal, why don't they go apply to its competitors like Toyota or Honda? Those places are non-union, but I find it hard to believe they wouldn't offer better money or benefits.

  • Brad
    Brad Month ago +2

    Yes, I actually agree with you progressives on this. I support workers, but I don't support open borders. Big difference.

    • TremereTT
      TremereTT Month ago

      @Mike P Easy! You support the unions to the workers votes . You support the immigration to get the wages down, so you also get the corporate votes.
      At lest that's how it worked in Germany for the social democrats...
      And they are pretty much gone now.
      Our current state is made of Germans working in the state sector (voting green or conservatives), and a bunch of low payed service sector immigrants...not voting. plus some production sector guys , who are so productive, that theirs numbers are small and not significant in the election.

    • Mike P
      Mike P Month ago +1

      It seems interesting that unions vote Democrat for people who want to allow open borders to drive down wages.

  • augustine samai
    augustine samai Month ago +2

    If u make 22 million dollars per yr, how much she make per month? My calculation was she made 1.83 million dollars per month. Is she an athletic person or a scammer.

    • ralphinator2
      ralphinator2 Month ago

      Naw, she just works like 60,000 hours every month.

    • Hammerhead547
      Hammerhead547 Month ago

      Actually she makes two million a year, the other 20 is in stock options over the life of her employment contract with the company.

      Compared to a lot of NFL players who get paid five+ million dollars a year regardless of if they play or just show up to practice once a week I'd say that she's underpaid for working 90 hour weeks and having the responsibility of running a business that employs more than a million people worldwide.