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    GM raises production as "clunker" sales rise

    Reuters-3:00 pm 8-18-09

    GM raises production as "clunker" sales rise - Yahoo! News

    The No.1 U.S. carmaker said it would build 60,000 more vehicles than planned for the third and fourth quarters by increasing overtime, adding shifts at several North American assembly plants.

    The move will bring about 1,350 hourly workers in the United States and Canada back to assembly lines, GM said.
    I believe that is 1350 GM workers, and does not count suppliers. I work for a tier 1 supplier, and got my call today telling me to come back to work Monday finally.

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    Re: GM raises production as "clunker" sales rise

    This is NOT the worst news of the day.
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    Re: GM raises production as "clunker" sales rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    This is NOT the worst news of the day.
    Sure is not for me anyway.

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    Re: GM raises production as "clunker" sales rise

    Too bad the program is on it's death rattle
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    Re: GM raises production as "clunker" sales rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Reuters-3:00 pm 8-18-09

    GM raises production as "clunker" sales rise - Yahoo! News



    I believe that is 1350 GM workers, and does not count suppliers. I work for a tier 1 supplier, and got my call today telling me to come back to work Monday finally.

    Are you in a union?
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    Re: GM raises production as "clunker" sales rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Reuters-3:00 pm 8-18-09

    GM raises production as "clunker" sales rise - Yahoo! News



    I believe that is 1350 GM workers, and does not count suppliers. I work for a tier 1 supplier, and got my call today telling me to come back to work Monday finally.
    Obviously good news for the laid off workers.

    HOWEVER

    How much has really changed in the underlying economics of the auto industry? Is this production increase sustainable, or will production have to slow again in coming months?

    While this is good news for GM and its workers today, I am far from certain it is a first step on a path to automotive prosperity.

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    Re: GM raises production as "clunker" sales rise

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    Are you in a union?
    No I am not. I don't have data to back this up, but I believe that most suppliers are nonunion. UAW did try and unionize us, but we turned them down twice. It got a little unpleasant for awhile during that process.

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    Re: GM raises production as "clunker" sales rise

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Obviously good news for the laid off workers.

    HOWEVER

    How much has really changed in the underlying economics of the auto industry? Is this production increase sustainable, or will production have to slow again in coming months?

    While this is good news for GM and its workers today, I am far from certain it is a first step on a path to automotive prosperity.
    To an extent, right now is a waiting game. Before the auto industry can truly recover, the economy has to recover, and that is just going to take time. What this does is take some of that time and makes it productive. I don't think this is going to hasten or slow down a recovery, it will just make the time until a real recovery a lot less painful for a fair number of people.

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    Re: GM raises production as "clunker" sales rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No I am not. I don't have data to back this up, but I believe that most suppliers are nonunion. UAW did try and unionize us, but we turned them down twice. It got a little unpleasant for awhile during that process.
    Thank you for the answer and the info.

    Good luck with the return to work. Hang in there.
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