The Truth About GM’s Huge Layoffs and Why You Should Be Mad About It

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  • Published: 06 December 2018
  • GM layoffs and cutting US car manufacturing jobs. The Truth About GM’s Huge Layoffs and Why You Should Be Mad About It, DIY and car review with Scotty Kilmer. The real reason GM is cutting US job. GM layoffs 2018. General Motors cars discontinued. Gm plant closing. Why GM cars are bad. General Motor vehicles. What happened to GM. Is GM reliable? Does GM make good cars? Is GM worth buying? Buying a new GM car. Should I buy a GM? The history of GM cars. Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 50 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   10 months back

    If you're tired of big corporations taking advantage of every day workers and taxpayers, do something about it, talk about it, because one of the reasons corporations get away with this kind of stuff is because people do or say nothing about it anymore!

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    • Michael Picozzi
      Michael Picozzi  5 days back

      You are totally right that is what's wrong with our country

    • Dojocho
      Dojocho  2 months back

      pretty much thats the problem with everything...people, talk about stuff but they never do the hard stuff....like band together...the elite want people to argue among themselves while they steal all the money.

    • Eric Pasternak
      Eric Pasternak  3 months back

      @Leonel Ventura And the Pontiac Vibe, don't forget that was a Toyota.

    • Daniel Doucet
      Daniel Doucet  5 months back

      It's the tortoise and the hare story to a tee. The US foolishly rested on their laurels and were arrogant after the war while the Japanese and Germans watched and learned. Here in Canada, 2500 people are losing their jobs in Oshawa even after our government GAVE THEM BILLIONS in tax breaks, subsidies, etc. over a decade. Makes me wonder how many companies out there would fire ALL of their employees if it would increase profits. The working class is too stunned and phased by consumerism to actually do anything about it : alcohol, tobacco, legal weed, junk food, cheap dollarstore crap, Netflix, facebook, twitter, video games, sports industry, and of course cars !

    • Silver N Black Mopar
      Silver N Black Mopar  7 months back

      @Quique D. what Chevy? Many are made here, so what did you have?

  • Michael Baugbog
    Michael Baugbog  9 hours back

    Cheap labor in China is a plus+

    • Kovačević Dobrina
      Kovačević Dobrina  23 hours back

      GM has always been the crookedest of the big American auto manufacturers. Short sighted from the mid 70s on. But there are still plenty of low IQ die hards that will buy this trash. Short sighted consumers & short sighted CEOs.

      • Timmy D'Alfonso
        Timmy D'Alfonso  3 days back

        WOW!

        • JR COOP
          JR COOP  3 days back

          I work for a mechanic shop. I love seeing a GM products pull up. I refer to them as gold mines. GM products keep the shop doors open and food on my plate. Thanks GM.
          p.s. I would never own one.

          • Latrisha Bell
            Latrisha Bell  3 days back

            GM is screwing us over worse then China

            • ramona Alonso
              ramona Alonso  4 days back

              It is so ironic that any capitalist corporation uses a Communist country to build their products. Would it have to do with the low wages and zero worker rights the Chinese have in their totalitarian government? China is the closest thing to work conditions the United States had 100 years ago. Sickening.

              • Michael Picozzi
                Michael Picozzi  5 days back

                This is one of your best and better videos good good video you speak the truth

                • Patrick Horsley
                  Patrick Horsley  6 days back

                  Last GM car I bought was a 1987 Chevy. It was a pile of junk. I learned my lesson!! I would never buy another GM vehicle.

                  • Alex McKenna
                    Alex McKenna  6 days back

                    Buy a great American car - The Tesla!

                    • glazierEd
                      glazierEd  1 weeks back

                      My 2009 Grand Marquis stopped blowing cold, I brought it to the dealer, and they said the blend door was the problem.
                      The part was switched from metal gears to plastic, to save money. Now to get to it, they had to pull half the dash.
                      Parts on the bill $30.00 and labor, $950.00!
                      Why would you put a plastic piece of junk buried that deep in the dash board?
                      A gimme to the dealers I guess.
                      By the way, small local shops were quoting almost the same price, so it was a no brainer to take it to the dealer.

                      • Mangetout
                        Mangetout  1 weeks back

                        Spot on Scotty!

                        • Edward Yamada
                          Edward Yamada  1 weeks back

                          The labor unions also contribute to the failure of the auto industry. Overpaid, overtime abuses, poor performance due to lazy workers, ever increasing benefits. I wonder why they prefer to make cars in China....btw, your very expensive iphone that you make comments on is made in China. Thank you, NAFTA. Thank you, unions.

                          • tony monastiere
                            tony monastiere  1 weeks back

                            Here's the definition of market forces...It's called "CHOICE"!!! Build a great car and the peeps will buy them.
                            Build junk, and the peeps will avoid!!! None of that gm crap is any good! AVOID, AVOID and HELL YES...
                            AVOID!!!

                            • Charles Patrick
                              Charles Patrick  1 weeks back

                              do the google on "HEDGE FUNDS ATTACK GENERAL MOTORS AND AMERICAN JOBS" - Hedge funds are behind GM’s plant closures and job cuts ✔️

                              • Charles Lewer
                                Charles Lewer  1 weeks back

                                It all started with bailing out Dodge/Chrysler..

                                • David Mason
                                  David Mason  1 weeks back

                                  Thank you Scotty..my 2010 Impala was my last Chevy purchase. If the government had stayed out of it then they would have been forced to build quality and affordable cars to compete or go out of business. If the unions had stayed out then the employees would have been forced to do a good job or get fired. The government and unions created the perfect storm of incompetence. How can the same model cars imported be more reliable than it's American twin?

                                  • Racer D
                                    Racer D  1 weeks back

                                    You know nothing about the chevy VOLT, this car is 10 times the car of a PISSASS , it will triple the gas milage of the toy . Most VOLT drivers will average over 200MPG just try that with a PISSASS.

                                    • LIL PUMP
                                      LIL PUMP  2 weeks back

                                      Everyone quit buying general motors garbage !!!!!!

                                      • Owen Bailey-Waltz
                                        Owen Bailey-Waltz  2 weeks back

                                        Only politicians that don't comprehend economics believe that a dying car company will kill jobs in the long run. Do you know how many people would KILL to bail out GM in the private sector? The good thing about private-sector bailout loans is that the company using the loan has to make better products, because if they don't... THEY DEFAULT AND DIE. Not only do you have to pay for the loan amount, but you have to pay for INTEREST as well, which incentivises more efficient business, AND it increases jobs in the finance industry, AND you're not drawing from the bottomless pit of Big Government's $21T debt. Assuming the interest rate properly reflects GM's credit rating, what is the problem with letting an investment bank like Goldman Sachs lending money to bail them out?

                                        • OZ D1983
                                          OZ D1983  2 weeks back

                                          Been noticing more Volkswagens lately they any good?

                                          • H. Snider
                                            H. Snider  2 weeks back

                                            People are still buying them why?

                                            • Tony W
                                              Tony W  2 weeks back

                                              My Dad drove a '66 Chevy Impala with the 283 V-8 for about 10 years without any major problems. It was literally the best car he ever owned, it was reliable, comfortable and even got decent fuel mileage. It had plastichrome flashing all over the interior that eventually started to peel away but the car itself held up just fine.

                                              • jon mccormick
                                                jon mccormick  2 weeks back

                                                Buick is the #1 seller in China and has been for years. Having said that auto sales in China have been contracting.

                                                • jon mccormick
                                                  jon mccormick  2 weeks back

                                                  During the great depression Buick saved GM also. Buick quality and value was top notch (preferred over Cadillac). =Buick always brought in the $$$ when times were difficult. So Historically it makes sense that Chinese also see Buick as a quality and value leader. And Buick was importing a few of the Chinese made models to the US until the tariffs (25%) were implemented.

                                              • gman57op
                                                gman57op  2 weeks back

                                                i have to say that gm vehicles have treated me better than my friends vokswagon or bmw's treated them. at half the price. actually less than half because i restore junked FWD carlo's and trailblazers

                                                • gman57op
                                                  gman57op  2 weeks back

                                                  i fuckin love v6 front wheel drive

                                                  • Mike McDaniels
                                                    Mike McDaniels  2 weeks back

                                                    "The Old ones" 50's 60's were DONE, at $100,000. miles. My Chevy VOLT is the greatest car ever made by man. The REAL problem is the Stupid, Lazy, Jaded, American Worker.

                                                    • Greg Tracy
                                                      Greg Tracy  2 weeks back

                                                      I will not buy GM . Have not for decades

                                                      • Steve Lai
                                                        Steve Lai  2 weeks back

                                                        Hey umm Scotty is wrong about GM, GM is the most reliable car company in the world and i’m definitely not paid by GM to say this 😂

                                                        • Adrian Tomlin
                                                          Adrian Tomlin  2 weeks back

                                                          Yes China produced all those millions of cars when your held at gun point and paid 5.00 an hour!!

                                                          • Adrian Tomlin
                                                            Adrian Tomlin  2 weeks back

                                                            I ve done something about it, I don't buy the damn plastic over priced junk!!

                                                            • Giovanni Socci
                                                              Giovanni Socci  2 weeks back

                                                              Is hard not to like the japanese auto makers when they are employing thousands and thousands of americans,and the american makers act like we OWE them our allegiance,and put out crap.

                                                              • Tim Podhorn
                                                                Tim Podhorn  3 weeks back

                                                                I know one thing, Chinese bearings are junk...

                                                                • Phil Stev
                                                                  Phil Stev  3 weeks back

                                                                  American workers cost more and make poor quality cars, so go figure. Owners are in for the money, so we need to work harder. Too late, they will not even give us a chance now. So keep striking and freeloading when you still can, losers.

                                                                  • islandnites
                                                                    islandnites  3 weeks back

                                                                    goodbye (G)overnment (M)otors - best of luck to ya

                                                                    • Kylie smith
                                                                      Kylie smith  3 weeks back

                                                                      All I buy is Toyota anymore, I have a 18 4 runner limited (made in Japan),and a 14 Camry, US made.I still have a 2000 GMC Silverado but that will be the last. After the bailout I can’t bring myself to buy a GM.All I hear is horror stories. I’ve had absolutely 0 minutes problem from either Toyota I own.

                                                                      • Tyler Gambon
                                                                        Tyler Gambon  3 weeks back

                                                                        Let's not forget the airbags failing to deploy cover up. Mary Barra has a lot of blood on her hands to explain herself about

                                                                        • Perich29
                                                                          Perich29  3 weeks back

                                                                          I'm happy about GM dying because there garbadge, every one don't buy any New GM cars.

                                                                          • Jose DeCarvalho
                                                                            Jose DeCarvalho  3 weeks back

                                                                            Maybe the Chinese will built better chevy

                                                                            • Cecil Mannsur
                                                                              Cecil Mannsur  3 weeks back

                                                                              Scotty what do you think about Honda fit.?

                                                                              • Concerned Citizen
                                                                                Concerned Citizen  3 weeks back

                                                                                Ok how can Honda or Toyota make a car in this country and sell it here? One word : quality

                                                                                • Dan Dearman
                                                                                  Dan Dearman  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Toyota says how can we make it better. General motor says how can we make a buck. Like the saying goes. If You Build a Better Mousetrap the World Will Beat a Path to Your Door.

                                                                                  • Daniel Otero
                                                                                    Daniel Otero  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Funny how true this video is considering the workers are striking right now!

                                                                                    • ToughAncientSpark
                                                                                      ToughAncientSpark  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I already voted with my dollars and GM lost the race.

                                                                                      • Greg F
                                                                                        Greg F  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Well, I'm sure all those GM Union workers voted Democrat, so they are going to be getting what they have been asking for when their jobs leave .

                                                                                        • D Lewis
                                                                                          D Lewis  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Scotty.....what’s with the jacket? It’s crazy hot here in Houston

                                                                                          • Thomas Perez
                                                                                            Thomas Perez  3 weeks back

                                                                                            iirc, gm screwed themselves by agreeing to the demands of the uaw. Imagine having to pay for retirees not working along with their health insurance. The only way they could pay for that was to cut costs and increase the price of their cars.

                                                                                            • ChipplesDClown
                                                                                              ChipplesDClown  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Unions need to go.

                                                                                              I bought a used 2003 F150 with 97K two years ago. Ford didn’t take the bailout.