GM dealers fight back: George McGuire, owner of Shakopee Chevrolet, in Shakopee, Minn., is one of the few dealers that prevailed through arbitration.
, who'd managed the dealership since 1996, bought it in 2000.
Last year he
was told that GM
wanted to cut his
"It was panic -- this is my entire life," said McGuire
, a father of three.
"I don't have another dealership, I don't have another business."
has 35 employees, many of whom are long time union technicians.
"They can't just unplug and go get a job somewhere else," said McGuire
"I had paid all their pensions up to that time.
What would happen to their retirement?
It was a really frightening situation.
arbitrated, but it was a lot of work and it was "massively expensive."
It is a very humbling thing as an owner," said McGuire