Wednesday, November 19, 2008
GM and the UAW
In the midst of bailout mania several questions come to the fore. The question needs to be asked, what are we really being asked to bailout? GM, Ford and Chrysler could all declare bankruptcy and get their union contracts voided by a judge. But the UAW controls Michigan politics and to a large extent midwest politics. Many elected officals owe their office to the union. So I must join with those who are saying that this is really a bailout of the UAW, not the auto corporations.