Friday, January 25, 2019

Canadian Union Calls for Boycott of Mexican-Built GM Cars

Fri, Jan 25, 2019 11:31 p.m.
By Reader-Researcher R.C.

Canadian union calls for boycott of Mexican-built GM cars

Canadian union calls for boycott of Mexican-built GM cars Unifor is calling for a boycott of Mexican-built GM vehicles in an effort to save the endangered Oshawa plant Check out this story on ...

How it's made: 2017 Audi Q5 at factory in Mexico

A new factory for a new model: the 2017 Audi Q5 is going to be built at the San José Chiapa, Mexico plant capable of an annual output of 150,000 units.

I remember reading in one of my automotive rags (Car and Driver, Motor Trend, etc.) that thanks to a labor contract signed a few years ago, Audi pays its unionized Mexican workers just a few dollars per hour. I am not kidding.

Mexico's New Auto Plants Unable To Find Enough Labor... as Detroit Still Suffers Massive Unemployment | Zero Hedge

North American auto OEMs and their tier 2 suppliers have been in a race to move auto production across borders to low-cost countries (LCCs) for the past couple of decades as soaring wages, pension and OPEB obligations made production in the U.S. all but impossible. Supporters of minimum wage hikes ...

The only ways to counter this wage disparity are via import restrictions, or import tariffs.


Anonymous said...

Detroit as a labor market gone a long time ago. No more new factories going to Detroit ever. Engine made in Japan, transmission in Germany, dash in South Korea, the rest of the parts in the USA, assembled in Mex.

Anonymous said...

Henry Ford: "I wanna pay my people a wage so they can buy the product they make."