The United Auto Workers' ongoing strike against General Motors indicates the weakening power of the unions due to corrupt leadership and other factors, said The Heritage Foundation researcher Rachel Greszler told FOX Business.
"You want to make workers feel they have something to do for them, and one strategy is to say that you do not get the pay you should make," said Greszler. said an economist. "If the UAW takes this strong step … people will lose their jobs."
The UAW is negotiating hard with GM after about 49,000 of its members went on strike in mid-September. The UAW calls for a higher profit share for workers and better opportunities for temporary workers to fill full-time jobs, claiming that workers sacrificed for GM a decade ago during the Great Recession.
This logic is backward, according to Greszler. The arrival of foreign automakers in conjunction with the demands of union workers led to the "overthrow" of the three major automakers ̵
McDonald's former US President, Ed Rensi, reiterated Greszler's allegations in an am Tuesday published FOX Business.
] "Over the past four decades [GM workers have]dozens of car factories closed, and tens of thousands of car workers lost their jobs as unions' demands for high labor and Byzantine labor rules hobbled the company," wrote Rensi. Ticker
This monopoly factor effectively separates the union leadership's goals from those of the actual union members, leading to reports from civil servants of contributing to membership fees such as expensive liquor and golf clothing she is accused of Jones.
Many non-unionized A Workers are not interested in a union for reasons that may not be immediately apparent, Greszler said. Trade unions are able to lower their wages to reward particularly productive workers. This can disturb the balance between young and older workers.
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