- The United Auto Workers have gotten 17.5% of GM's new stock.
- The United Auto Workers have gotten 55% of Chrysler's new stock.
- Chrysler and GM have gotten labor contract concessions from the UAW.
- UAW members now oppose concessions to Ford
The FTC/Justice Department should do one of two things:
- require the UAW to give the same labor contract to Ford that it gave to GM and Chrysler... or...
- require the UAW to give up its contract at Ford and open the jobs at Ford to non-union [right to work] or any other union representation besides the UAW with a new contract to be negotiated and independent of the UAW contracts at GM and Chrysler
Could it be that legal Justice has nothing to do with ethical Justice? I wonder what our new Justice thinks about this? Oh, she will undoubtedly say that unions are exempt under the Sherman Act and the National Labor Relations Act... but should they be? Especially in light of the fact that it can be argued they are intrinsic to the ownership structure of two large corporations and the UAW is, in fact, as much a corporation... a corporation controlling other corporations... as it is a negotiating entity for workers. The protection under the Supreme Court ruling in Hunt v. Crumboch [325 US 821 (1945)] should not protect the union in this instance.
Yes we can't! This has got to change. Soooooooo obvious that only the FTC and Justice Departments can't see it.