GM Supplier Moving Jobs from Michigan to Mexico

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Delphi Automotive says a plant in Flint with about 327 employees that makes instrument systems for General Motors Co. trucks and vans will close. The United Auto Workers union says production is moving to Mexico.
Delphi Vice President Lindsey Williams says the plant formerly known as the Delphi Flint East will cease operations in November.
Williams says the plant remained open under a 2007 agreement among GM, its former parts-making subsidiary Delphi and the UAW. Williams says the deal originally expired in September 2011 but was extended.
The plant makes instrument clusters used in GM vehicles such as pickup trucks, SUVs and large vans.
The announcement comes shortly after UAW Local 651 members authorized a strike as part of negotiations with GM.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Location on Feb 16, 2013 at 08:49 PM
    Its the same thing that happened to TRW in Jackson. Went to Mexico and they sure didn't make quality products. With in a year, there were so many yard holds on the cars brake systems that the big three told TRW to bring it back to US. It was Corporate greed and not wanting a union work force. No wonder they needed a bail out. My next vehicle will be a foreign one built in the US.
  • by Former Union Steward Location: Location on Feb 13, 2013 at 05:06 AM
    Yes, unfortunately the biggest part of the blame can go to the union greed, with the rest going to corp greed. Look, the reality is the folks in MX will do the work for less than 1/3 of UAW "living wage" amounts and yes, the work will be just as good as it is in flint, think ISO 9000 and the likes people. The UAW could have offered to re-neg the UAW local contract with lower wages to keep the work in flint but that would be counter-prod to the national UAW policy. And you folks better wake and realize the UAW national offered up those 327 workers as lambs for overall negotiation startegy, loose 327 now or 3,000 later strategy. The union loyalty only flows up people, not down in mant cases people...corp gread at the Union HQ is alive and well, and until the union members realize this.........well, you can guess the rest, just a matter of time....
  • by Name Location: Location on Feb 8, 2013 at 06:39 AM
    The UAW has dumped $39 million into the Black Lake Country Club, billions of dollars into political campains. Had they just invested into the companies they shook down, all would be GRAND!!! 51% of the uninformed!?!?!?
  • by Heywood Location: Location on Feb 8, 2013 at 04:40 AM
    "Right-to-work" hasn't even taken effect yet and the union dweebs are blaming this move on RTW! I have news for ya... Mexico is a RTW country! Maybe if the UAW throws a hissy fit and strikes some more, we can keep even MORE jobs in the state? Yay for union thuggery!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM
    Donde es el jobs?
  • by Bill Location: Mason on Feb 7, 2013 at 08:07 AM
    The jobs are leaving with a "Right to Work" in another country because the Union thugs scarred them off. Have faith....the jobs will be back after the Unions realize that they can't be dictators over any business owner. If you don't like what they pay then you have the "Right to Work" someplace else. NUF-SAID
  • by David Location: Charlotte on Feb 6, 2013 at 11:44 AM
    Good job UAW in keeping jobs in the USA its a fine day to be a union member .
  • by Union Employee Location: Michigan on Feb 6, 2013 at 09:22 AM
    um last i knew this "Right to Work" thing was supposed to keep and bring companys to Michigan. I don't see how this can be blamed on the unions now. ask those 327 employees who just lost there jobs who they feel is to blame. All companys try to go to Mexico and they all come back to the U.S. eventually due to poor craftsmanship. JMO
  • by Tim Location: Lansing on Feb 5, 2013 at 10:33 PM
    Here we go...more work leaving the USA.
  • by Jeannie Burgess Location: Holt on Feb 5, 2013 at 10:20 PM
    Too bad. Not only for the loss of jobs, but for the certain loss of quality when these parts are made in Mexico. It's probably not as bad as made in China, but nearly as bad. I wonder if the cost savings of this move are worth the decrease in quality and reliability.
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