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The deeply flawed, and inaccurate GM Lawsuit: Detroit media's failure to investigate:Part One

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by T_690, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. T_690

    T_690 Well-Known Member

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    Barra has connections with the current Government.
     
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  2. Citation84

    Citation84 Well-Known Member

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    GM: Shrinking it's way to world domination.

    It's an upside down world, Basone88
     
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  3. valiant67

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    If you are alleging improprieties, please provide evidence.
     
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  4. CNT900

    CNT900 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't think Trump much cared for Barra, he was quick to criticize her during the start of the ventilator program. Trump did however walk back his comments after GM starting moving on the project.

    This case is interesting. I don't know much about how the law applies to something like this, but I believe GM's contention is FCA got an unfair advantage through illegal collusion with the UAW. I would think that the validity of the case is dependent on the findings of the ongoing UAW corruption investigation, and should that collusion be proven GM just might have a case if they can prove FCA benefited at GM's expense. Quite a few 'ifs' in there to be sure. And no doubt Ford is looking at this too.

    Should FCA lose this lawsuit I don't think it would mean much now the merger is moving forward.
     
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  5. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    GM had already been moving on the project. Their price didn't change. Their actions were purely voluntary, even after Defense Production Act was invoked. It was a gesture to take credit for GM's hard work.

    In any case, their claims might be valid... we'll know when the judge decides it, because I've been told on numerous occasions that the law is what the judge says it is. Personally I'm not seeing it... I think the concessions Chrysler got on work rules actually worked against them. Swing shifts hurt quality.
     
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  6. Shane Estabrooks

    Shane Estabrooks Active Member

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    Swing shifts hurt quality.[/QUOTE]
    This has been an issue since the beginning of time lol. Can sorta relate from the Mining world but with that said a factory line is so different from Mining. It's the employee reactions, attitudes and what they are allowed to do under current management that forms a good or bad relationship between cross shifts. We have had pockets of a level 4 organization but for the most part this Mining world is a 2.5 to a 3. We have taking lots of practices from the auto world to help us manage (mostly Toyota) some of these issues. Those are best practices, organization skills ..for example 5S and Kaizen, but none of these deal with the attitude. In our case we have an union local USWA and for the most part they work very well with this company but there is always bad employees the work with. Union and staff.:)
     
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    freshforged Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, bad eggs can really wreck employee moral—I’d like to see unions become more active n policing their own members—kinda like a guild, but with more open structure/process.
     
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  8. Shane Estabrooks

    Shane Estabrooks Active Member

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    Yes.. and it is starting to shift that way, but like I said "only in small pockets. The company I work for is the second biggest mining company in the world so we have a very diverse culture between different locations of operations. The company is trying to implement management structures through the whole company but with all the different cultures, like impossible.
     
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