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Buzz Hargrove Quotes

Given the current economic context that we're in, this is not the richest-ever agreement that we have bargained, but it's a responsible bargaining, recognizing all of the issues that we face,
Buzz Hargrove
#Agreement

This has been a very difficult and challenging set of negotiations with General Motors. The challenges we faced here didn't happen by chance. They happened because of the declining market share of General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler.
Buzz Hargrove
#Challenges

I think that was a short-term view of the values of Canada.
Buzz Hargrove
#Canada

working on finalizing an agreement that balances the needs of the CAW, our employees and the company.
Buzz Hargrove
#Agreement

The likelihood of a strike at midnight tomorrow is reduced substantially by the progress we made over the weekend.
Buzz Hargrove
#Likelihood

This has been a very difficult and challenging set of negotiations with General Motors, ... The challenges we faced here didn't happen by chance. They happened because of the declining market share of General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler.
Buzz Hargrove
#Challenges

What they're saying to us is that they are selling our jobs out to the market. We're not going to take that. Sunday or early Monday we will likely tell them that we will strike them.
Buzz Hargrove
#Jobs

There's a good mood, ... People know the union, and the company, by the way, have done an excellent job in terms of dealing with what was a very difficult situation.
Buzz Hargrove
#Company

So you're looking at 2,500 jobs.
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#Jobs

The way to solve the problems of the auto industry today is to stop the imports from killing us or get the opportunity to export to those nations that won't let us sell our products today.
Buzz Hargrove
#Killing

We had to negotiate solutions to some very tough problems with Ford in this bargaining,
Buzz Hargrove
#Problems

That means two or three more vehicles per shift, ... That's good for General Motors but not for the people who build them.
Buzz Hargrove
#People

After some tough negotiations we have reached a tentative agreement. This has been a very difficult and challenging set of negotiations with General Motors and of course we anticipated that.
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#Agreement

We took a very hard line in support of our members, that we could not and would not accept outsourcing.
Buzz Hargrove
#Support

Just because we're a low wage economy and you can get someone to do our job cheaper, you don't have the right to sell our jobs as long as we're meeting the commitment of quality and productivity.
Buzz Hargrove
#Economy

We have a new 1996 collective bargaining agreement, ... I think this is good for General Motors, CAW and all of our employees.
Buzz Hargrove
#Agreement

Clearly, in the wake of today's announcement, the long-run future of the St. Thomas assembly plant is in jeopardy.
Buzz Hargrove
#Future

It'll open up a lot of old wounds. These things aren't done without a lot of emotion.
Buzz Hargrove
#Emotions

We've had one strike in the last 30 years with Ford, ... It shows that they work a lot harder to get something that is mutually acceptable.
Buzz Hargrove
#Work

We're trying to minimize the job losses,
Buzz Hargrove
#Trying

We're not going to come out of this without some pain.
Buzz Hargrove
#Pain

We're not going to have a rich agreement, but we're going to have a responsible agreement.
Buzz Hargrove
#Agreement

We've had one strike in the last 30 years with Ford. It shows that they work a lot harder to get something that is mutually acceptable. That relationship, that history we think is our greatest strength going into bargaining.
Buzz Hargrove
#Work

I'm not very optimistic at this point. The big thing is the demand on jobs that they have, on outsourcing our jobs .Ê.Ê. to anywhere in the world that can do it cheaper.
Buzz Hargrove
#Jobs