- Apr 2, 2007
- No, sleep, till, BROOKLYN
- 11 Xterra Pro-4x, 12 'stang GT
Not to mention that the UAW is responsible for not allowing GM to move to better and cheaper means of production with assembly line automation. GM leadership made the biggest mistake of their life by signing the master agreement with the UAW all other mistakes they made were secondary.A more complete view? Erm, not so much. Michigan has entirely too much societal pressure to buy domestic no matter what pile of crap they're selling. So much so, I see people there put down imports without ever having really seen them and how good they really are.
The unions have not does any good since the 50s. In fact, some unions tried to sabotage the war effort in WW2.
What *possible* justification do you have for the UAW's forcing the continued employment of people who weld beer cans and trash inside body panels, deliberately sabotage wiring harnesses, and leaving trash and body fluids (all documented) inside cars? For forcing the continued employment at full wage of people who just sit around and play cards all day? Who do things like, oh, leave critical bolts out of steering columns and forget to put oil rings in engines? While at the same time billing themselves as craftsmen and demanding MORE money than a MEDICAL DOCTOR gets????? How, exactly, is the "skill" involved in operating a lug-nut-bolting machine more valuable than being able to cure the sick and treat disease????
If the UAW had actually provided craftsmanship equal to their exorbitant wages, there wouldn't be such anger among potential buyers - but there is. Yes, management made stupid decisions, (and some really truly totally stupid ones) but the perennial lack of quality and continued extortion demands of the UAW continue to drag down the US car industry.
Unions do nothing more than protect those who do not care/have no motivation to learn a trade, yet they demand the same if not more money that people who actually did spend their time and money on education.
You might also want to remember that while they are supposed to be protecting their members they fuck over their own people all the time. They only care about seniority, they don't give a damn that a 20 year old who started a month ago is 10 times more productive than a 50 year old doing that same job for the past 30 years and should therefore get some more compensation out of it.
They also don't seem to care about the times and how to work with their employer. They keep demanding higher wages when the company cannot afford it and the result will be plant closings and bankruptcy.
If the big 3 go under where the hell are the unions gonna go? The Japanese or Europeans? They will never accept unions they will accept former union workers provided they can meet their standards but they will never have a union. This is not something that UAW and the rest seem to be able to fit into their tiny little brains.
P.S. This was a response to GRtak. Spectre's response is there for completeness.