The Chevy Blazer Is Back – But It Won’t Be Built In The US

By Sahid Fawaz

Good news for Blazer fans. Bad news for the American worker.

10TV.com reports:

“General Motors is bringing back the Chevrolet Blazer, which last sold in the United States 14 years ago, but the automaker’s decision to build the SUV in Mexico is not sitting well with the United Auto Workers Union.

Minutes after GM announced that the Blazer would be making a comeback in the 2019 model year, the labor union issued a statement blasting the plan to build the new Blazer at the Ramos Arizpe factory in Mexico.

‘This news that the iconic Blazer nameplate will be built in Mexico is disappointing to UAW families and communities across this country,’ stated Terry Dittes, vice president at the UAW. ‘GM employs over 15,000 production workers in Mexico, pays the workers less than $3 per hour and exports over 80 percent of the vehicles to the U.S. to sell here. This is all happening while UAW-GM workers here in the U.S are laid off and unemployed.’

GM said the decision to build in Mexico was made years ago and that the Blazer’s engines are made in the U.S.

The Blazer also could get caught up in a potential trade war, with President Donald Trump threatening tariffs on imported vehicles.

For the full story, visit 10TV.com here.

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