Wednesday, December 24, 2008

UAW: No concessions

Michelle Malkin is not surprised to discover that, after shaking down the Bush administration for $17 billion, the union goons who control Detroit now expect the Obama administration to bail them out without concessions:
Ron Gettelfinger, president of the United Auto Workers, said earlier this week that he would seek to remove the wage-reduction provision of the loan, calling it "an undue tax on the workers" who have already made "major" sacrifices for the benefit of the auto industry.
Gettelfinger said that what is being asked of the autoworkers -- who agreed to concessions in 2003, 2005 and 2007 -- is "unrealistic." He has said he wants to work with President-elect Barack Obama to remove the wage provision.
Some "negotiation": The unions negotiating with the president who is their wholly-owned tool.


  1. And the greatest obcenities of the Labor Union have yet to somehow avoided making it to press, such as the provision that employees tenured for a certain number of years actually CANNOT be fired or furloughed, and must receive a portion of their wage even if they are sitting in a 'displaced workers pool' in the cafeteria in the Ford plant sitting for eight hours and doing crosswords...the DAY OF UNION NECESSITY IS OVER. You see happy workers at US plants for Toyota and Honda, it is time for a new industry to rise up and follow their lead. The only function that the union serves at this point is for a group of workers (that the corporation has spent thousands and in the case of airline pilots hundreds of thousands to train) to hold their employers revenue hostage for their own selfish gains. Nuff said....

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  2. I wonder how they will feel about their stance on concessions when they are unemployed because the automobile manufacturers went out of business or they moved manufacturing to China. These guys personify the guy that cuts the tree branch out from under himself. What morons. I guess they could try to get jobs at Toyota, Honda or Nissan, but they won't be union gigs. Bush should have let the car companies fail.