General Motors is one of the oldest automotive manufacturers in the world. The company has an annual worldwide sales reach of 6.5 million cars and trucks globally. GM has been a fixture of car culture for decades, and there’s a good chance that you have had a GM car in your family. Many automotive enthusiasts have grown up in GM cars, from the Vista Cruiser to the Camaro. But recent decades have been a tough sell for GM as competition from import automotive companies has come stateside. There are undoubtedly things that GM needs to fix in terms of quality and reliability.
GM cars have come a long way, but they can still come further. GM and Ford have both announced that the companies will be exiting the passenger car market. This means that the companies will be focusing on crossover SUVs and large trucks. A good portion of the automotive community believes this is a mistake for the large automakers. We’re going to take a look at some things that GM could work on. The company is a historical part of the automotive world, and like most big companies it has its fair share of problems. Read on to find out the things they need to address right now.
40: The UAW
There may be some flack for this entry, but it has to be said. The UAW is causing a lot of problems for GM, and always has. Yes, the unions benefit the workers but in the long run, it causes an unnecessary drain on the automakers. The United Autoworkers Union (UAW) has long been associated with corruption dating back to the mafia days. Before there were worker’s rights, the Union was a necessary tool. But the current employment world is more heavily regulated and companies are investing in their employees like never before.
GM and Ford could both do a lot better without the UAW in the mix. Sure, employees’ wages would decrease somewhat but the benefit to the company would be immense. GM has a nagging problem and it’s the UAW; fixing this problem would help the company a great deal in the long run.