GM, UAW arguing in public while negotiating in private

GM, UAW arguing in public while negotiating in private


REST OF THE WEEKEND LOOKS LIKES
IN A FEW MINUTES. IN A FEW MINUTES.
GUYS. GUYS.
>>KIMBERLY: ARE THE WILL –>>KIMBERLY: ARE THE WILL —
ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT.
SOME INSIGHT WHAT’S ON THE SOME INSIGHT WHAT’S ON THE
TABLE. TABLE.
WE TOLD, BUT TWO BIG SWEETNERS WE TOLD, BUT TWO BIG SWEETNERS
FROM GM, OFFERING TO PUT AN FROM GM, OFFERING TO PUT AN
ELECTRIC PICKUP TRUCK AT THE HAM ELECTRIC PICKUP TRUCK AT THE HAM
TRACK FACILITY PLUS, A BOOST IN TRACK FACILITY PLUS, A BOOST IN
THE AMOUNT OF MONEY INVESTED THE AMOUNT OF MONEY INVESTED
INTO PLANTS. INTO PLANTS.
DESPITE THAT, THE TWO SIDES DESPITE THAT, THE TWO SIDES
APPEAR VERY WILLING TO ARGUE IN APPEAR VERY WILLING TO ARGUE IN
PUBLIC. PUBLIC.
AND TRY TO WIN THE PR BATTLE. AND TRY TO WIN THE PR BATTLE.
LOCAL 4 BUSINESS EDITOR ROD LOCAL 4 BUSINESS EDITOR ROD
MELONI IS LIVE AT THE REN CEN MELONI IS LIVE AT THE REN CEN
WHERE THE TALKS ARE ONGOING WITH WHERE THE TALKS ARE ONGOING WITH
A LOOK. A LOOK.
ROD, THIS IS NOT HELPFUL, IS IT? ROD, THIS IS NOT HELPFUL, IS IT?
>>NO, IT’S NOT HELPFUL AT ALL>>NO, IT’S NOT HELPFUL AT ALL
AND IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS IF AND IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS IF
YOU BELIEVE WHAT YOU’VE READ AND YOU BELIEVE WHAT YOU’VE READ AND
HEARD AND SEEN ON VIDEO THE LAST HEARD AND SEEN ON VIDEO THE LAST
24 HOURS, YOU WONDER HOW THEY 24 HOURS, YOU WONDER HOW THEY
CAN EXIST IN THE SAME BUILDING CAN EXIST IN THE SAME BUILDING
TOGETHER. TOGETHER.
LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE REN LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE REN
CEN. CEN.
AS WE SPEAK, TALKS ARE ONGOING AS WE SPEAK, TALKS ARE ONGOING
AND IN FACT, THEY CAN SETTLE AND IN FACT, THEY CAN SETTLE
THIS THING AT ANYTIME. THIS THING AT ANYTIME.
LET’S NOT BE TOO CONCERNED ABOUT LET’S NOT BE TOO CONCERNED ABOUT
THIS. THIS.
LET’S TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WHAT THE LET’S TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WHAT THE
UNION SAID. UNION SAID.
GM HAS NOT TAKEN THE ISSUES EVER GM HAS NOT TAKEN THE ISSUES EVER
MORE THAN 48,000 MEMBERS MORE THAN 48,000 MEMBERS
SERIOUSLY, THEY SAID IN A SERIOUSLY, THEY SAID IN A
LETTER. LETTER.
THE COMPANY STRATEGY FROM DAY THE COMPANY STRATEGY FROM DAY
ONE TO PLAY GAMES AT THE EXPENSE ONE TO PLAY GAMES AT THE EXPENSE
OF WORKERS. OF WORKERS.
>>AFTER 26 DAYS OF WALKING THE>>AFTER 26 DAYS OF WALKING THE
CIRCLES, THE RAIN ISN’T MAKING CIRCLES, THE RAIN ISN’T MAKING
THIS ANY EASIER OUT HERE FOR THIS ANY EASIER OUT HERE FOR
GILLIAN AND HER FELLOW UAW GILLIAN AND HER FELLOW UAW
MEMBERS, STILL, THE FAITH IS MEMBERS, STILL, THE FAITH IS
STRONG. STRONG.
>>THEY’RE WORKING ON OUR>>THEY’RE WORKING ON OUR
BEHALF. BEHALF.
THAT’S OUR LEADERSHIP AND WE THAT’S OUR LEADERSHIP AND WE
HAVE TO BELIEVE THEY’RE DOING HAVE TO BELIEVE THEY’RE DOING
THE BEST FOR US. THE BEST FOR US.
>>GM LAID THE LENGTHY STREAK AT>>GM LAID THE LENGTHY STREAK AT
THE UNION’S FEET SAYING FROM THE THE UNION’S FEET SAYING FROM THE
OUTSET GENERAL MOTORS HAS BEEN OUTSET GENERAL MOTORS HAS BEEN
COMMITTED TO AN AGREEMENT FAIR COMMITTED TO AN AGREEMENT FAIR
AND WORTHY OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS AND WORTHY OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS
SUPPORT. SUPPORT.
WE HAD ANOTHER OFFER, AND GM WE HAD ANOTHER OFFER, AND GM
SAID LAST NIGHT IN ANOTHER SAID LAST NIGHT IN ANOTHER
LETTER, THERE’S NOT BEEN A LETTER, THERE’S NOT BEEN A
COUNTER OFFER. COUNTER OFFER.
THE COMPANY WENT ON TO SAY, OUR THE COMPANY WENT ON TO SAY, OUR
OFFER COMMITS TO THOUSANDS OF OFFER COMMITS TO THOUSANDS OF
NEW JOBS IN THE U.S. AND NEW JOBS IN THE U.S. AND
BILLIONS IN NEW INVESTMENT IN BILLIONS IN NEW INVESTMENT IN
OUR COMMUNITIES. OUR COMMUNITIES.
THIS AFTERNOON, UAW THIS AFTERNOON, UAW
VICE-PRESIDENT PUT OUT THIS VICE-PRESIDENT PUT OUT THIS
RESPONSE VIDEO. RESPONSE VIDEO.
>>DESPITE AT THAT LETTER, YOUR>>DESPITE AT THAT LETTER, YOUR
BARGAINING TEAM HAS BEEN HERE BARGAINING TEAM HAS BEEN HERE
AROUND THE CLOCK WORKING TO GET AROUND THE CLOCK WORKING TO GET
YOU THE CONTRACT THAT YOU YOU THE CONTRACT THAT YOU
DESERVE. DESERVE.
>>SO WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?>>SO WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
FORMER GM LEAD NEGOTIATOR ART FORMER GM LEAD NEGOTIATOR ART
SCHWARTZ SAYS HE KNOWS. SCHWARTZ SAYS HE KNOWS.
>>THEY GAVE THEM AN OFFER, A>>THEY GAVE THEM AN OFFER, A
COMPREHENSIVE OFFER ON MONDAY. COMPREHENSIVE OFFER ON MONDAY.
IT’S FRIDAY NOW AND THEY HAVEN’T IT’S FRIDAY NOW AND THEY HAVEN’T
GOTTEN A RESPONSE. GOTTEN A RESPONSE.
I WOULD EXPECT, IF MY MEMBERS I WOULD EXPECT, IF MY MEMBERS
WERE OUT ON STRIKE, I’D BE WERE OUT ON STRIKE, I’D BE
RESPONDING WITHIN HOURS, NOT RESPONDING WITHIN HOURS, NOT
DAYS. DAYS.
>>WHATEVER THEY HAVE TO DO TO>>WHATEVER THEY HAVE TO DO TO
GET US BACK INTO THE PLANT, TO GET US BACK INTO THE PLANT, TO
GET US BACK WORKING, WHATEVER IT GET US BACK WORKING, WHATEVER IT
TAKES, YES. TAKES, YES.
>>YOU WANT TO SEE THAT?>>YOU WANT TO SEE THAT?
>>YES.>>YES.
>>WELL, THEY’RE UP HERE IN THE>>WELL, THEY’RE UP HERE IN THE
REN CEN NEGOTIATING THIS REN CEN NEGOTIATING THIS
AFTERNOON. AFTERNOON.
I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE AND I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE AND
FOUND OUT THAT TY ARE MEETING. FOUND OUT THAT TY ARE MEETING.
THE QUESTION BECOMES, HOW LONG THE QUESTION BECOMES, HOW LONG
WILL THEY MEET AND AT THIS WILL THEY MEET AND AT THIS
POINT, WE DON’T KNOW HOW LATE POINT, WE DON’T KNOW HOW LATE
THIS WILL GO. THIS WILL GO.
THEY’VE BEEN KNOCKING OFF AROUND THEY’VE BEEN KNOCKING OFF AROUND
9:00 OR 10:00 FOR THE MOST PART 9:00 OR 10:00 FOR THE MOST PART
AND THEY’VE HAD SOME AND THEY’VE HAD SOME
SUBCOMMITTEES STAY UNTIL 3 A.M. SUBCOMMITTEES STAY UNTIL 3 A.M.
ON THURSDAY AND WE’RE WAITING TO ON THURSDAY AND WE’RE WAITING TO
HEAR, SO, BACK TO YOU. HEAR, SO, BACK TO YOU.
>>YOU KNOW, ROD, WE’VE TALKED>>YOU KNOW, ROD, WE’VE TALKED
ABOUT MARATHON NEGOTIATIONS AS ABOUT MARATHON NEGOTIATIONS AS
THE SIGNAL THAT THINGS WERE THE SIGNAL THAT THINGS WERE
MOVING FORWARD. MOVING FORWARD.
DO YOU THINK WE’LL GET THERE DO YOU THINK WE’LL GET THERE
SOON? SOON?
>>WELL, YOU WOULD IMAGINE THAT>>WELL, YOU WOULD IMAGINE THAT
THEY HAVE TO AT SOME POINT THEY HAVE TO AT SOME POINT
BECAUSE THAT’S HOW THESE THINGS BECAUSE THAT’S HOW THESE THINGS
GET SETTLED. GET SETTLED.
ARTHUR SCHWARTZ WAS TELLING ME ARTHUR SCHWARTZ WAS TELLING ME
THAT TODAY. THAT TODAY.
THEY NEED TO GET TO MARATHON THEY NEED TO GET TO MARATHON
TALKS AND IN FACT, THAT’S WHAT TALKS AND IN FACT, THAT’S WHAT
MARY BARRA WAS SAYING WHEN THEY MARY BARRA WAS SAYING WHEN THEY
MET ON THURSDAY.

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