How long has this been going on?
General Motors has lost $660 million so far since the start of the United Auto Workers union strike, according to a Michigan research firm specializing in the auto industry. The strike has entered its fourth week, with no immediate end in sight. https://t.co/7bnmzUQQXp
— CNN (@CNN) October 7, 2019
And how’s it going?
When the @UAW sends out a letter like this, its a pretty bad sign that this strike won’t try to end anytime soon.
GM is trying to bust the UAW and the media is letting GM get away with it.
— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) October 7, 2019
Auto workers make a ton of money. How hard can line work be? Why should anyone care about their “cause”?
Hello, there is your unroll: Thread by @samdylanfinch: “As UAW strikes loom — not just for GM, but the big three as a whole — I need people to understand what these unions are […]” https://t.co/RQZCssdT6Z
See you soon. 🤖
— Thread Reader App (@threadreaderapp) October 2, 2019
Note the management claim. Then ask yourself why they couldn’t include the union in the decision-making/planning to reach that goal?
— Tyson Tank Franklin (@datdudetank) October 8, 2019
Electoral impact…but don’t assume it’s good news for Dems.
— BocaRatso (@BocaRatso) October 8, 2019
Let’s be clear: over the long term, this is a complex situation. But let’s also understand that the top-down structure of GM doesn’t give the UAW any reason to accommodate the corporation any further than they already have (see the 2009 bankruptcy).
Highlight: “It really seems to be a big deal for GM that they do not want to make it easier for these temp workers to come onto full time status,” @rickjnewman says on the UAW rejecting the latest proposal from General Motors. https://t.co/xpAujlCWBd pic.twitter.com/dYJDB8Y2bI
— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) October 7, 2019
Just a note: I’ll be hit or miss in my presence today. I’m still not feeling 100%, and I have to get in a postponed-too-many-times-already trip to the unemployment office.