UAW blasts General Motors plan to sell Chinese-made cars in America
The United Auto Workers union blasted General Motors Tuesday for considering selling Chinese-built Buick Envisions in the United States and vowed to try to kill the plan during ongoing contract negotiations.
“After the sacrifices made by U.S. taxpayers and the U.S. workforce to make General Motors the profitable quality company it is today, UAW members are disappointed with the tonedeaf speculation that the Envision would be imported from China,” said Cindy Estrada, the UAW vice president responsible for the union’s relations with GM.
“GM should stand by its declaration that it will build where it sells,” Estrada said in a statement.
GM spokesman Nick Richards said reports about importing the Envision, a compact sport utility vehicle GM put on sale in mainland China in 2014, are “speculative.”