GM to cut 21,000 jobs. Read Article Way to be stubborn, unions, and believing that employees excessive compensations come first before the health of the company. I'm convinced it was the unions that ultimately led to the demise to GM and Chrysler. The reason being is not allowing the company to be flexible and nimble and instead, having to get an ok permission with the unions on every issue. People with no college education who are making $38 an hour and bitching about not making more ought to have their head examined. All unions suck, period the end.