#30 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2023-09-21 12:06 PM
How Auto Execs Misread the UAW Ahead of Historic Strike
UAW has a unique strike strategy. It keeps Detroit Big 3 automakers guessing
UAW, one of if not the oldest union in the nation, allegedly could cover three months of total shutdown if they attempt to burn all bridges...
"It's not [that] we'll wreck the economy. We'll wreck their economy, the economy that only works for the billionaire class and not the working class," Fain told CNN this week
Great headlines and quotes! Bravo! Well played!
Strike will last no longer than 3-4 weeks (after that boards will start making plans on *permanent* layoffs, closing and moving plants, and maybe too late for UAW to salvage the original/latest offers - Ford already quietly renewed Canada's contract), with UAW's new "tough boss" Shawn Fain making loud noises and threats, then will sign off on whatever offers are presented to him - which would be about the same or less than they are now - and declare "VICTORY" for the "workers and Labor movement" and will be be a darling and lauded by media as "the guru of the new age/dawn of workers/Labor empowerment in America" for a while...
If the UAW gets what they are fighting for...
They will get pretty close to what was on offer since the beginning, but will blow it up as "VICTORY" over "greedy CEOs" - that's the usual script.
By (and well before) the end of this contract there will be even fewer UAW members, some Big 3 plants will close and/or be moved to Mexico or "right to work" Southern states.
Ignore the headlines. Pay more attention to how bosses of WGA-SAG/AFTRA screwed their members and lateral local businesses with their strike - ask them later informally if they support the unions and the strikes.