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Old 12-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #70
Green_Shine
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Originally Posted by Lair View Post
The UAW didn't suffocate Detroit. GM management and their bean counter-designed rolling piles of crap suffocated Detroit.

Nobody whined about unions when GM was netting $7K on each bloated, hideous, gas sucking SUV it produced. Now *suddenly* the unions are the problem. Give me a fvcking break.
No way did the unions unwillingness to budge on the average salary with benefits of 130k/year for line workers, 7 weeks paid vacation and full pay for retirees while sales declined to foreign automakers have anything to do with it. No way.

Unions who demand a grotesque amount of money over the fair market value for a position only leave two options - pass the cost to the consumer, which hurts sales. Or create an inferior product with limited options of production because a company's hands are tied paying over priced labor. Which hurt sales.

The union mindset of greed and hatred toward the very company which feeds it killed the union. UAW would rather have GM go under and lose 100% of a job forever instead of making salary concessions.
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