Shattered Confidence

Surprise, surprise… the folks in Michigan are losing confidence in the US auto industry.  An article in the Detroit News cites Michigan residents blaming the United Auto Workers: “It’s because of the demands of the unions that our auto industry is where it’s at now,”  It’s interesting to note that we Americans are starting to realize that left wing organizations such as the auto unions rarely add value to our businesses and our economy.

During my working career, I’ve had numerous occasions to personally experience the inane logic of labor unions (United Steelworkers, United Auto Workers, etc.).  Whether it was “guaranteed” profit sharing (union workers wanted a bonus even if the company was losing money) or the expectation of making $60,000 per year for driving a forklift (yes, by working overtime), these people exemplified the notion of getting ahead by “gaming the system”.

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