Right. Now that God has personally plucked the robber baron type managers from the face of the Earth and has replaced them all with angels....Quoting gigirle
A fair argument... when people stop buying and driving cars.Quoting cyjeff
What they really mean here is that the UAW has opposed the integration of non-union workers into a union plant. If Ford signed up unionized suppliers and asked the UAW to allow them to operate out of a union plant, they should be able to work things out - and it would likely be easy if everybody was in the UAW. But Ford wants to bring in non-union suppliers, and doesn't want to risk them being lobbied to unionize.Ford sources said it is the sort of plant the company wants in the United States, were it not for the United Auto Workers, which has historically opposed such extensive supplier integration on the factory floor.
The issue of job categorization (something that extends well beyond the union environment) is really irksome, particularly for those from the outside - as anybody who has organized a presentation at a unionized exhibition center can probably attest. The Big Three should be able to largely accommodate the "that's not my job" phenomenon by structuring jobs and shifts such that the necessary people are on duty to do their jobs at necessary times.