As a follow-up to our previous post, the soon-to-be unemployed United Auto Workers members at the former GM/Toyota NUMMI partnership in California are seriously questioning how the UAW is unfairly targeting Toyota, instead of GM.
Government General Motors is partially owned by the UAW, these members are questioning the UAW’s conflict of interest, as well as its desire to withhold union dues from their severance packages (as the union bosses go to Palm Springs).
[Note: According to one of the members, they pay $3 million per year in union dues.]
As one UAW member states: “They’re hiding something.”
Union meetings have been cancelled, violating the union’s bylaws, and members are angry about the failure of the union to represent them. Many feel that the 17.5% investment in GM is the reason the union has left GM off the hook.
In the words of another member: “Don’t blame Toyota. And don’t blame this membership…because that union is what’s really wrong with this situation.”
Though the video is nearly an hour long, it is worth watching
WARNING: Strong language in certain parts.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine December 23, 1776
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