The Automotive Amanojaku

This is where you'll find news, random car-related thoughts and personal views from a rabid car nut. "Amanojaku" is Japanese slang that means "person who is deliberately contradictory". I've always found myself drawn to the less appreciated car makes - the "underdogs" if you will. Suzuki, Pontiac, GM Daewoo and Holden, are among my favorite brands to watch and comment on. Let me hear your thoughts!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

UAW says GM has "Gotten Enough"

Another reason why GM needs to extricate itself from the "Union-Made" anachronism while companies like Toyota, Nissan and Honda operate largely without any kind of Union presence (and the joint NUMMI venture doesn't really count) in their U.S. factories:

UAW head indicates GM's gotten enough

Source: http://www.theeagle.com/stories/032907/business_20070329025.php

DETROIT - The head of the United Auto Workers said Wednesday that the union already has made health-care concessions to General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., and he implied that it won't give any more.

At the close of the union's two-day bargaining convention in downtown Detroit, President Ron Gettelfinger said the UAW made major concessions in 2005 that saved Ford and GM billions in long-term retiree health-care obligations.

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