By Lloyd Graff
I often talk to machining folks who like to reminisce about the good old days when General Motors owned 50 percent market share and when people actually believed “what’s good for General Motors is good for America.”
General Motors got sloppy in every way. They made ridiculous deals with the United Auto Workers Union, spawning the infamous “job bank” and health care and retirement benefits that gave the company a monstrous sled to pull. In those good old days a lot of leaks developed. So many carbide inserts seeped out to bars near big factories to be traded for drinks, and were probably then sold back to the company. For a wry laugh click on the video below to listen to Johnny Cash’s wonderful ode to that corruption—“One Piece at a Time.”
Question: What’s your favorite GM car of all time?