Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Frank Watson
Freelance Columnist 

Unions

 

October 17, 2019



The United Auto Workers Union strike against General Motors has entered its second month with no end in sight. They are using tactics developed years ago when the big three automakers ruled the industry. Rather than strike across the board, the union would target only one of the three. That way they could keep 2/3 of their members employed while they brought one to heel. Then they would use the results to bargain with the other two. I’m not sure those tactics would work today. Times have changed. Big corporations are no longer allowed to run roughshod over their workers, and government re...



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