Class Solidarity Down the Toilet, with Blessings by the UAW
Folks with stronger stomachs should then read about the latest buyouts at GM being passively accepted - read organized and administered - by the UAW leadership.
'Union Expects 15,000 to 20,000 GM Workers to take Buyouts.'
"There will be a lot of interest (in the buyouts)," Ron Gettelfinger calmly explains. One wonders how "interested" the non-core workers who will replace the bought-out workers will be in the UAW. Or in the pathetic, 'corporate-competiveness' logic spewed from Gettelfinger and Co. These non-core workers will have less benefits and will be paid at least $10 an hour less than their fellow workers. Up to %20 of the current UAW membership may accept the buyouts, paving the way for the company to hire 16,000 workers into these sell-out jobs, all with the approval and eager hand of the UAW.
Thus the sad, bitter truth of the following, again from The Onion article: "Though the layoffs were his idea, Wagoner (GM Chairman) said their realization would not have been possible without the help of several thousand dedicated GM employees."