when i look at the destruction a few hundred managers in the financial industry have caused not only to the american economy but probably to the economy of the world , all else pales in comparison .
but to get back to the unions and the auto industry ...
bbb wrote :
The auto line workers didn't design the bad cars, they didn't make the management decisions, they didn't pay the executives millions of dollars in salaries and bonuses and private jets for stupid decisions.
if anyone can show that the (unionized) auto workers are to be blamed for the monstrous cars that were designed and built by the small 3 , i would really like to hear about it .
and as i stated elsewhere , if OPEL , the german GM subsidiary can build cars that make a profit (and sent money back home to the mother) , why has the U.S. managemant team done such a miserable job ?
as i also stated , the german factories are highly unionized and work under a co-management system where company and union managemant have to make decision together .
do american businesses fear sharing decision-making with their workers ?
(the management/union "co-management" was fostered by the allied - american - military government after WW II .
it was not a homegrown , german development , but introduced by the allied military government to encourage "social harmony" in the new germany .
it seems as if U.S. corporations often prefer confrontation over co-operation . )