The plant in Fairfax makes the Chevy Malibu and employs 2,500 people. GM is disappointed with the walkout and will increase production of the Malibu at their Orion Township plant.
We're not sure if the local UAW members are just feeling over worked pushing that button or pulling that lever for eight straight hours, but if they don't get back to work at their highly overpaid jobs, they can look forward to seeing their jobs move to Mexico or worse GM go under altogether.
One employee who had been with GM for more than 30 years had this highly intelligent comment.
"[W]e have to stand up for our rights," Massbenburg said. "This is a good company, but sometimes you have to go through these things to get what you deserve."
Your rights? Can you show us the provisions in the constitution that grant seniority rights? You want what you deserve? How about $5.85 an hour? Any idiot can push that button, pull that lever, or stack those boxes in the feeder. Go to school and get a skill or just delay the inevitability of being replaced by a machine or an illegal immigrant.
Maybe it's time to shut up and get to work!