TO THE EDITOR:
Regarding "Unifor's Dias urges boycott of GM's Mexico-made vehicles," autonews.com, Jan. 25: Jerry Dias should go live in countries such as Venezuela or Cuba, where decisions are made for the convenience of the workers even though the market, which finances their salaries, fails to cover the expenses.
The members of a union are hired by a company that depends on the sale of their products. Dias should know that if the company does not sell products, there can be no work. And instead of trying to harm the company that has fed the workers all these years, he should seek other solutions, such as talking with authorities to promote the use of those plants to other companies that may be interested in acquiring them, maybe even with incentives.
Dias does not realize that the company also finds it complicated and expensive to close a plant. This does not happen by simple whim. The sedan market has shrunk, but that does not mean GM no longer wants to produce cars.
BORIS MANTILLA, Director, Mantilla, Consultores, Quito, Ecuador, Mantilla Consultores provides car design and transportation consulting.