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UAW bans “foreign” cars from union property
Radio Vice Online ^ | Sept. 3, 2010 | Steve McGough

Posted on 09/03/2010 5:53:51 AM PDT by Steve495

It’s actually been a long-standing policy for many years, but United Auto Workers leadership have confirmed they will continue to enforce the policy and probably be even more aggressive. This is pure marketing genius I tell you, especially for an organization with a serious image problem.

The Detroit News reports that Kansas City Business Journal reporter James Dornbrook learned this lesson the hard way as he was asked to remove his Toyota Camry from Local 249′s parking lot by an unidentified member. The scribe later wrote that his Camry was built at Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky plant and that the popular midsize sedan contains more domestic content than the Ford F-150.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bailouts; toyota; uaw; unions
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1 posted on 09/03/2010 5:53:57 AM PDT by Steve495
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To: Steve495

Were they kind enough to provide a list of proscribed manufacturers? I could add them to Ford for potential sources whenever it is time to purchase another car.


2 posted on 09/03/2010 5:59:39 AM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: Steve495

Wait! It’s a foreign car, BORN in the United States. He should ask for amnesty — and citizenship. And food stamps. And free housing.


3 posted on 09/03/2010 6:00:11 AM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: Steve495

autophobia


4 posted on 09/03/2010 6:00:18 AM PDT by Flightdeck (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: Steve495

Just remove any badging and replace with FORD emblems.


5 posted on 09/03/2010 6:02:10 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Steve495
 
...especially for an organization with a serious image problem....

6 posted on 09/03/2010 6:03:16 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: bboop

It might even be eligible for the presidency!


7 posted on 09/03/2010 6:05:01 AM PDT by MortMan (Obama's response to the Gulf oil spill: a four-putt.)
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To: Steve495

I think they are just catching on -

Their cars are banned from my garage.

Ford must be so proud!


8 posted on 09/03/2010 6:05:01 AM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Steve495

Nothing new here. The auto unions always disallowed ‘foreign’ cars to be parked in their lots.


9 posted on 09/03/2010 6:05:46 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Steve495

I would love to hear their take on the Chevy GTO, built entirely by Holden in Oz.


10 posted on 09/03/2010 6:05:54 AM PDT by doodad
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To: Steve495
I ban UAW autos in my garage.

And I ALWAYS will.

I dislike unions very much (and I was a ILWU member for 4-5 years).

11 posted on 09/03/2010 6:06:31 AM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: bboop

Awesome ... just awesome.


12 posted on 09/03/2010 6:08:22 AM PDT by Steve495
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To: All

looks like most democrats won’t be able to park in union lots.


13 posted on 09/03/2010 6:08:44 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: Steve495

My KIA was built by rednecks in Georgia.


14 posted on 09/03/2010 6:10:32 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Steve495

Most “foreign” cars on the road today are manufactured in the US, and in some cases, moreso than “American” nameplates which often have Canada or Mexico as a final place of assembly.


15 posted on 09/03/2010 6:10:38 AM PDT by RockinRight (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Steve495

Considering the way that car companies have all intermingled and purchased stakes in each other, this should be interesting to watch!


16 posted on 09/03/2010 6:11:23 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: Steve495

I live close to an old Ford Transmission plant in Ohio that shut down a few years ago. There are bumper stickers everywhere on cars that say things like, “You can’t be patriotic and drive a foreign car” or “When you are starving eat your foreign car.”

I like my Honda Pilot, which is now being made in the foreign country of Alabama.

Did I mention the Ford plant closed?


17 posted on 09/03/2010 6:11:48 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: Steve495
what about foreign companies who manufacture cars in the US with more American parts than GM and built by Americans??
18 posted on 09/03/2010 6:13:10 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Steve495
what about foreign companies who manufacture cars in the US with more American parts than GM and built by Americans??
19 posted on 09/03/2010 6:13:55 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Steve495
Oh good grief. I worked a contract in the now shuttered GM Janesville, WI plant. Besides Chevy/GMC Suburbans, the plant manufatured small box trucks. I saw coming off that line both GMC and Mitsubishi trucks. Same materials, same machinery, same workers. Only the badging was different.

Are they gonna check the door jamb to see if my Dodge Dart was made in New Jersey or Windsor, Ontario?
20 posted on 09/03/2010 6:14:29 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Steve495

....just another example of Government run genius.


21 posted on 09/03/2010 6:15:34 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: elpadre

22 posted on 09/03/2010 6:16:16 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: elpadre

Please read my post. The car that was “banned” from the union lot was ... 75 percent made in the USA.


23 posted on 09/03/2010 6:16:48 AM PDT by Steve495
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To: Steve495

UAW is stuck in the 1970’s.
My 2002 Dodge 1/2 ton 4WD pickup was assembled in.......Mexico.


24 posted on 09/03/2010 6:17:51 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: Steve495
UAW bans “foreign”non-union cars from union property
25 posted on 09/03/2010 6:19:19 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Steve495
The scribe later wrote that his Camry was built at Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky plant

They are going to have to rework their rule to make it union built vs. non-union built that they discriminate against.

26 posted on 09/03/2010 6:20:32 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Barack the Bungler must step down.)
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To: bmwcyle
Sorento? How do you like it? Wife and I have been looking at the built in GA KIA's for awhile. IIRC the plant just fired up last year and we've been waiting to see if they're as good as some reports have claimed.

Since we've talked on some of the bike threads I value your opinion.

FWIW Wife is hot for a KIA Soul. Me, not so much. I need something bigger.

27 posted on 09/03/2010 6:22:25 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: Steve495
Well, GM is a Kenyan organization now...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 09/03/2010 6:24:28 AM PDT by The Comedian
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To: kosciusko51
UAW bans “foreign”non-union cars from union property
DING-DING-DING-DING! We have a winner, folks!
29 posted on 09/03/2010 6:25:26 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: bboop
Wait! It’s a foreign car, BORN in the United States. He should ask for amnesty — and citizenship. And food stamps. And free housing.

FYI, this reply just got added to the original article in an update, and attributed to you. :-)

30 posted on 09/03/2010 6:27:03 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: bmwcyle

My KIA was built by rednecks in Korea................


31 posted on 09/03/2010 6:27:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: bboop; Jim Robinson; HiJinx

bboop, you and FR got mentioned in the article.


32 posted on 09/03/2010 6:28:05 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Steve495
The President of the UAW (King) was on CNBC this morning and confirms my belief that union leadership just doesn't get it. He stated that he's tired of giving all the tax breaks to the rich at the expense of the poor and middle class workers.

Really?

Doesn't that bozo realize that the top 10% of income earners in this country shoulder 66% of the tax burden? Doesn't he know that the lower 40% of the income distribution pay no taxes at all? Doesn't he know that those “rich” people are the ones who own the businesses that are going to give people jobs to create the income to buy a car? Sorry, but I see the “rich” creating jobs, donating to charities, supporting education, and a host of other goods things. But, I have to ask myself: What has a poor person done for me lately? You know, I can't find one thing that makes me feel a shred of sympathy for them.

33 posted on 09/03/2010 6:28:31 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Steve495

I suppose a Mexican Dodge truck and a Canadian Chevrolet would be welcome.


34 posted on 09/03/2010 6:28:58 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: TSgt

The foreign country called Alabama is now the second-largest auto-producing state in the union. The Hyndai factory outside Montgomery is running full tilt. These things are possible elsewhere...if Alabama can make high quality products that people want to buy at a reasonable price, so can other states. It’s just a matter of telling the UAW to shove it.


35 posted on 09/03/2010 6:30:06 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: prisoner6
I like my KIA. I have 4500 miles on it. The ride is a little hard but not too bad. I wish it had XM and not the other. I get life time on the drive train with my dealer. I got the AWD. I tested the Santa Fe Hyundai and the FWD got light when you accelerated fast. This make the steering wobble. My wife wanted electric features on the passenger side. The cross bars on the roof rack and some other items won't be out until January. I like the back just seats and it is fun to drive. It goes will on dirt roads and I have not had it in snow.

I suggest the new Sportage over the Soul.

36 posted on 09/03/2010 6:31:59 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: TSgt

Did the Ford plant close down? Kinda ambiguous reading your post! /s


37 posted on 09/03/2010 6:32:21 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: oldbrowser

My ‘all-American’ ford was built in Windsor,Ontario with a Mazda engine.


38 posted on 09/03/2010 6:32:38 AM PDT by maine yankee
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To: doodad

Chevy GTO? Missed that one. Always thought it was a Pontiac. Or a Ferrari for those ticked off Italians.


39 posted on 09/03/2010 6:33:02 AM PDT by Bud Krieger (Another President, another idiot....)
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To: Red Badger

I guess you don’t have the 2011 Serento. How is your KIA?


40 posted on 09/03/2010 6:34:25 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Steve495

Free Republic has it’s share of Big Three only promoters.

They constantly swear off GM and Chrysler for ever and proudly claim they will buy Fords. Some even still use the anachronistic “riceburner” term. Automotive enlightenment has yet to come to many besides the UAW.


41 posted on 09/03/2010 6:36:54 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: Steve495
IIRC when Toyota entered NASCAR there was a quiz about which NASCAR mfg's car had the most American content and the answer was Toyota.

(Mexico and Canada did not qualify which was why Ford didn't make #1)

42 posted on 09/03/2010 6:39:36 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Obama suffers from decision-deficit disorder." Oliver North 6/25/10)
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To: maine yankee

ford does not have a plant in windsor....either oakville or st. thomas


43 posted on 09/03/2010 6:39:56 AM PDT by joe fonebone (They will get my Fishing Rod when they pry it from my cold dead fingers)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Only the badging was different.

I'll go you one better. Back in the early-mid 80s, a guy I worked for had a brand new General Motors pickup. On one side, the badging was for Chevrolet, on the other, the badging was GMC. Even the interior had both sets of emblems (the steering wheel had the Chevrolet logo, while the dash had the GMC version). The only explanation was that someone forgot to switch the trim on one side of the line. The truck was supposed to be a Chevrolet, and the VIN proved it out, but the badging was all screwed up. The saddest part is nobody cared.

44 posted on 09/03/2010 6:42:09 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: Steve495

They’ve done this for years. I called on a Ford plant years and years ago and you could only park in their parking lot if you drove a Ford. If you drove a Chrysler or a GM you had to park across the street and if you drove a foreign car...no matter where it was made...you had to park down the hill in a lot in the ghetto and walk a mile to the plant. They were vindictive bastards.


45 posted on 09/03/2010 6:43:03 AM PDT by pgkdan (When the same man...holds the sword and the purse, there is an end of liberty: George Mason)
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To: Steve495

Foreign car makers: Building the reliable cars that unionized Americans refuse to build.


46 posted on 09/03/2010 6:43:08 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: bmwcyle
I wish it had XM and not the other.

XM and Sirius merged their programming -- I think you can get every channel on either system (although they may be different channel numbers).

Are there still channels only available on one?

47 posted on 09/03/2010 6:43:11 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: bmwcyle

Mine is the 2000 Sportage. Runs well, for ten years......................


48 posted on 09/03/2010 6:43:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: justlurking

No you can’t get Quinn and Rose. Also the music channels are better on XM. You also get Alex Jones on the weekend on XM. XM is better.


49 posted on 09/03/2010 6:44:54 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Red Badger

Good New thanks.


50 posted on 09/03/2010 6:45:49 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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