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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 02:37 PM
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Any Union Auto Workers on here today? (or any US auto industry workers)
Edited on Tue Dec-08-09 02:38 PM by Bread and Circus
I just bought a Buick Enclave, I call it my Obama-mobile (it's a GM product)...I hope you made it well!!! Thanks for all your hard work, it's a beautiful vehicle.

Made in Lansing, Michigan...go Spartans!!!(MSU is my alma mater).

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s_s Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 02:45 PM
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1. Wow
My first post here and it's to someone who bought a GM vehicle. Good luck with your purchase and way to go, I have a Neon and I love it. I work for a wrecking yard and we mostly part out foreign cars, a lot of TOYotas, and sadly we are not union.

ss (for Super Sport)
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 03:10 PM
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5. Welcome to DU!
It gets crazy in here sometimes, actually a lot of times, but overall, it's full of good people and a good place to be. I am the one whose threads usually get ignored because, well, I don't really know why, but that's ok too. And as far as your job, that must be a tough way to make a living. Do you work outdoors in all sorts of weather? Keep on buying American when possible, and don't despair. We aim to Unionize everybody. Or at least those who need to be Unionized, like people who work in salvage yards. From a middle aged Ford Taurus driver.
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EndersDame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 02:47 PM
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2. I still have my first car but my next car will be an American
I bought my used Mazda with my dad's help (his friend worked at the dealership) I will buy an American car next though I feel so guilty driving around in it.

I dont have a lot of money (working a shit job while i get through school) so I buy used everything that I cant buy American. Even my puppy's stuff is American.

I even found a Texas company that makes dog food using meat from local farmers and from what I hear from my SO's family in Amarillo they treat their employees right! I have never been this excited with a product before but it is because it fits my political philosophy as well as budget and my puppy's needs!

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Craftsman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 02:51 PM
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3. Mazda is owned by Ford
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EndersDame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 02:53 PM
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4. Good and Bad news then!
At least some money is going to America then bad news its a Ford! I want to get a Chevy when I have the funds!
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 03:12 PM
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6. Oh noes a Buick that means this is bound to turn into a Tiger thread
:)
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 03:12 PM
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7. Those are great vehicles
My brother & SIL went with the GMC version of the Enclave, Acadia. Super nice vehicle.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 03:18 PM
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8. 19 miles per gallon, 1.06 pounds of carbon dioxide per mile.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 03:19 PM
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9. We're looking for a new GM car ourselves.
Our Pontiac Grand Prix was T boned by an 82 year old who said he didn't see the light was red.

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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 03:34 PM
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10. when my husband was alive he built deck lid at the Orion Plant
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 03:39 PM
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11. Current UAW member here since 1973. Local 588
Thank you for supporting your fellow workers.

I hope I can support whatever service you provide or goods you manufacture some say.

Don
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