Friday, December 12, 2008

American Car Industry FACTS!

From plants to parks. From dealerships to driveways. From gas stations to grocery stores. What happens in the automotive industry affects each and every one of us.

At General Motors we’ve been working hard to build sustainable success, not just short-term results so we can help the American automotive market regain its worldwide prominence.

We’ve taken steps to improve our business:
GM has been streamlining its U.S. operations and has dramatically reduced its salaried and hourly workforce
GM has committed to leading in the development of advanced propulsion technology, including breakthrough technologies like the Chevy Volt extended-range electric car
GM and its unions have reached groundbreaking agreements
GM will have reduced cumulative structural costs between 13 and 14 billion by 2010
But these improvements won’t just help General Motors, they’ll help all of us who are touched by the automotive industry in ways we may not even realize.
What happens to the U.S. auto industry matters on Main Street. There are some 14,000 U.S.-brand dealers in cities and towns across the country, employing approximately 740,000 people, with a total payroll of some $35 billion
Motor vehicles and parts are the single largest export from the U.S., topping aerospace, medical equipment and communications
The collapse of the U.S.-based auto industry would account for a direct, indirect and spin-off employment drop of 2.95 million people, and a personal income drop of $150.7 billion*
Tell your U.S. Senators and Representatives that support for the U.S. auto industry is in America's best economic interest and is a sound investment toward a more competitive future. The letter below will be sent on your behalf to targeted legislators when you complete the registration form and click “Mobilize!”:

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