From what I hear GM wants to do what Toyota is doing. They want to import
parts and material from low cost countries and merely assemble the vehicles
in the US. They also want to emulate Toyota, by importing small cars from
low cost counties.
As to wages GM want to start new employees at the same lower rates Toyota
pays, but with the same better benefits that GM currently offers. The UAW
is insisting that the current 80% domestic and 20% imported mix be
maintained. Although they are willing go for 70/30 mix, like the GM/Toyota
plant in California, but GM must guarantee employment to age 62, for all
current workers. We shall see I guess
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