It’s that time again. The U.S.’s Big 3 automakers and the United Automobile Workers (UAW) are at war over the next four-year contract.
The big bosses at Ford, GM, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) want to continue to squeeze the laborers in the name of more profits, and the workforce is hoping to regain some of the wages they’ve lost over the last several contracts. Supposed impartial studies about the competitive disadvantages the Big 3 face have leaked to the media, often with cherry-picked stats arguing against fairly compensating employees. Plants close, or are threatened with closure, to give the companies leverage. (CONTINUE READING)