Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The impending death of the UAW

One of the worst items in the new UAW contract is the two tiered wage and benefit set-up. Now, new hires will receive only half of the pay and reduced benefits as those who are already employed. Who is going to want to work there knowing that most of the other workers, doing the very same jobs, are making twice what you are? Another big problem with this system is that by the time this contract expires, those who are making less will likely be the majority. What is going to be the advantage to being with the union if the union isn't going to protect your wages and benefits? Union membership is sure to drop off dramatically in the face of this contract settlement.

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