I am a true American.
I was a UAW member for three years. I have also been a salary member for over 15 years. My entire family has been employed on both sides of the labor fence. My uncle was a foreman while my grandfather delivered vehicles for Anchor Motor Freight. If anyone understands the Automotive business it is I.
Currently, we cannot continue to let our work go overseas. Everyone would agree.
Now to several points.
Again, I have been around. What I am about to say is quite factual.
One of my good friends spent alot of time a Lordstown putting in new product. Based on his opinion, the union workforce clearly hindered the effectiveness of a quality product and launch. This is validated in your story.
Secondly, if the Lordstown facility was on the West or East coast then it would have been closed already. The only reason it is open is because of its close proximity to Michigan.
Again, I was on both sides and we cannot continue to pay a 10% union surcharge. That creates America's non-competitiveness.
Next, because of equality I think all employees of Domestic Automobile Manufactuer's should have the same benefits. Health, pension, sick time etc. This would take out alot of the BS.
Unlike Republicans and Democrats all automotive workers should unite. Lets make everyone equal cross the aisle.
Have a great Labor Day.
September 3, 2012 at 1:23 p.m.
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