AAH #659 – The New UAW & The Labor Revolution

August 10th, 2023 at 2:57pm

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- How is the UAW approaching these contract negotiations differently?
- What are the UAWs demands?
- Will the UAW shut down the auto industry?

Marick Masters, Professor, Wayne State University
Kalea Hall, Reporter, The Detroit News
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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2 Comments to “AAH #659 – The New UAW & The Labor Revolution”

  1. Lambo2015 Says:

    The problem the UAW forgets is as difficult as it is to be on your feet all day lifting, installing parts it is a non-skilled job and anyone with a high school diploma can do. Regardless how much money is being made in the auto industry it doesn’t equate to the job at hand. It’s like saying I’m a bank teller that handles 300K a day and my bank makes millions I should make 100K a year. Sorry but that job doesn’t pay that well. If the UAW members walked out tomorrow there would be a line of people willing to take their job at the current rate. It is already one of the best paying/benefit job for the skills and education required. To me their best option is to ask for a larger percentage of profit sharing. If the company is doing well because the workers do great work then everyone wins. But demanding high pay when we are on a verge of an EV transformation and possible influx of Chinese imports. They have the ability to make exporting the jobs outside the US by making labor costs non-competitive. The old proverb comes to mind; Dont cut off your nose to spite your face.

  2. Ives Marshall Says:

    I am truly glad that you are not my Union Brother or Sister, because we stand together to fight for our share of the profits we help generate, and we see that you are so blind and manipulated, that you don’t see that the Union members are fighting for what we had for 50 years, what you say they can’t afford to restore. Executive compensation has skyrocketed, but we are somehow supposed to accept minimal pay increases, and concessions. You can get lost, and you are not part of our negotiations, thank God. Look at the Compensation package for IG Metall Union workers for Mercedes, Volkswagen, and BMW make, go to Hell.