In an alternative universe, GM stood-up to the Canadian Auto Workers (instead of signing a deal that guaranteed jobs, raised pay and increased pension contributions by $179m). GM eventually won the subsequent strike by threatening to permanently shutter Canadian plants and move their operations stateside. The move set a precedent that gave GM traction in their battle with the UAW, preparing them for the forthcoming death match with Big Ron Gettelfinger. As The Truth About Cars' latest Death Watch points out, here in the real world, General Motors is a woos.
CAW deals foreshadow more U.S. auto job cuts [Detroit News]