Re: [FWDLK] Where is everyone?
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Re: [FWDLK] Where is everyone?



I heard the other day that the average Detroit(UAW member) assembly line worker costs the car company approximately $78 per hour in wages and benefits. Since I make about a fourth of that amount, in my job, I can't afford to buy one of their products. I spend my money on whatever I perceive to the best value, I don't feel obligated to pay extra just to support some bloated union scale. The " little guy" in Detroit should be worried about how his union is pricing him out of the job market.

Mike

At 08:18 AM 11/17/2008, Anthony C. Boatman wrote:
For decades the Big Three dug in their heels and fought against any type of change to make their cars better or safer. They fought against seat belts, stronger bumpers, collapse zones, better mpg, you name it. Now they are reaping the results.

Best thing would be for them to go bankrupt and reorganize under that protection with a commitment to start building better cars more suitable to the realities of the 21st century.

If government need has a role in this at all, it should be to prop up the pension plans and benefits for retired workers, so they don't get clobbered in the process. But I'm something of a socialist at heart, so I'm worried about the little guy, not the top execs.

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