UAW Flips-Off Taxpayers

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 12:26 pm by Neal

Is there anyone in the country so naive as to actually think that the UAW Goonions would concede any wages or benefits in order to save the auto companies they are bankrupting? Are you kidding! Michelle has the latest:

The nation’s automakers are preparing to ask for wage and benefits concessions from their workers in early January to meet the conditions of a $17.4 billion federal aid package, but labor officials say they will seek to renegotiate the terms of the bailout rather than make those sacrifices.

The remarks by union leaders have set up yet another contentious battle in the auto industry.

In agreeing to provide federal assistance to General Motors and Chrysler, the White House demanded the firms cut worker compensation to the levels paid at the U.S. divisions of Toyota, Nissan and Honda. But Ron Gettelfinger, president of the United Auto Workers, said earlier this week that he would seek to remove the wage-reduction provision of the loan, calling it “an undue tax on the workers” who have already made “major” sacrifices for the benefit of the auto industry.

Gettelfinger said that what is being asked of the autoworkers — who agreed to concessions in 2003, 2005 and 2007 — is “unrealistic.” He has said he wants to work with President-elect Barack Obama to remove the wage provision.

Next rhetorical question: Is there anyone stupid enough to think PEBO won’t remove the wage provision?

Boycott the Little Three.

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