Autoblog reports: UAW contract dispute may delay introduction of new Chevy Malibu. First, the new 2008 Malibu won't be affected by this contract talk -- so, whew!, no worries. That new Malibu sure is sweet looking. We're hoping the insides feel as good as the outside looks -- GM might have another winner on its hands.
Second, and the reason we're mentioning this, anger. We're pointing out this post because of the anger towards the unions found in the comments section. So much hate! So many of the commenters think that the cause of GM's downward spirial is solely tied to the unions.
So few (if any) mention the reason for the GM downturn has to do with the fact that you don't want any GMs (or very few, anyway). Comments are complaining about janitors making $28/hour... yet we bet none of them are lining up to take the job. And the fact that GM wants the line to move to 10-hour days... try that kind of work for 4 hours and see how you hold up. For the record, we're not saying the union(s) isn't corrupt -- we're just pointing out that union-folk are working class people who are getting an ever-shrinking piece of the pie and we don't know what the fuck people are complaining about. $28/hour is nothing compared to Mr. Wagoner's ~$5,000/hour compensation (based on his $10 million compensation for 2006: 10 mil divided by 12 (months) then by 20 (working days a month) then by 8 (hours/day) -- it's just a rough estimate). And GM lost money and was de-throned as the #1 automaker.