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>>>> A militant UAW local can't have it both ways. Much of the work done at Flint parts factories can
be done far more cheaply by outside suppliers. Making plants more efficient is essential to GM's
survival. GM management knows it's not going to happen in Flint. Buick City should be closed
NOW! <<<<<

Right! GM has to take some short-term pain for long-term gain. These featherbedding practices are not affordable, or at least they won't permit GM to compete with the Fords and Chryslers of this world who faced these issues several years ago, and solved many of them. I assume GM management is counting on pressure from workers in other factories who are now being layed off to put some heat on the UAW-Flint workers. With JIT manufacturing, the old-style month-long strike is scarcely tolerable for shareholders, given the way it can quickly leads to worldwide production shutdowns.
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