Is this supposed to shock us? Sales and Payroll are usually the two deciding factors in any business. When Payroll is WAAAAAYYY up, and sales are WAAAAAYYYYY down, what else could realistically happen?note: it's only the unionized companies. keep that in mind :thumbsdow
but Subaru and Hyundai did post sales increases in 08!A place to post thoughts and stories of this downturn in automotive history.
GM posts $9.6B loss:http://www.wheels.ca/articlecategory/article/512356
Ford's unionized and they seem to be doing well enough to turn down Gov't. help.note: it's only the unionized companies. keep that in mind :thumbsdow
Erm... Ford focus and Jeep wrangler? GM? Am I seeing something wrong here :tongue:my girlfriends parents, and aunts/uncles that i've met so far, all have bought GM cars because of this. between my girlfriend and her parents alone they own a GMC Sonoma and Envoy, Pontiac (right?) Cutlass Supreme 95th anniv. edition, a Jeep wrangler and soon about to add a ford focus in there for her brother.
I still dislike Unions.At the heart of it, unions have one essential objective; ensure the survival of the union. Once a union is created it must grow its ranks or at least maintain them in order to ensure relevancy and survival.
As the ranks of the CAW continue to dwindle, they're redoubling their efforts to attract new members into the fold. Yesterday they turned to Honda Canada Manufacturing.
Members of the Canadian Auto Workers union stood outside of the front gates at Honda Canada's Alliston, ON manufacturing facility during the afternoon shift change to hand-out pamphlets on how all auto workers, unionized or not, are facing dire straits.
I'm not sure if the "we'll protect your jobs and increase your pay" sales pitch is going to work considering the unions have achieved neither for their GM, Ford and Chrysler workers over the last few years.
Perhaps the CAW could learn a thing or two from Honda's workers? I'm just sayin'...
Does anyone with a brain like them?CAW "informs" workers at Honda plant: http://www.autonorth.ca/home/2009/4/16/caw-informs-workers-at-honda-plant.html
I still dislike Unions.