The UAW destroyed itself when it shifted to being a political entity. Instead of allowing more automation in manufacturing the pushed employers and government arbitrators for more employees that equaled more members. The auto industry was forced to hire. GM and Dodge were building a single car with 2.4 to 2.7 men while the newer BMW, Honda, VW and even the Ford facility in Hapeville, Ga. were building with less than 2.0. With that many members to accommodate it became cheaper to move manufacturing to other non-union locales. If they would have frozen their numbers and embraced automation the cost increased would have amply supported their members. Now they continue to erode the benefits of their retirees.
Also, How can you tell if the unemployed are on strike?
Not U-cubed (U3 = UxUxU),
more like 3U = U+U+U,
but I’d recommend the notation U3.
No, wait … U‘nU‘nU
But, you’re right, Claire. Why isn’t it U-2?
What’ve they got against U-2s?
Comment by DougM (jackassophobe) — June 14, 2012 @ 1:52 pm
Around here the unions have been “using” the jobless/homeless for years. They are always protesting some company/entity that doesn’t use union labor with unemployed people. For a while you could drive around Phoenix and see the same people protesting under different union banners against all sorts of companies, I think the local news even actually covered the craziness.