Big Three Auto Contracts: Lowlights of 2011
Against The Current vol. 155

Feeley, Dianne
Date Written:  2011-11-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2011
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14088

By the end of October, autoworkers at the Big Three will have approved their 2011-2015 contracts. Since Ford was the most profitable corporation, and one that had avoided bankruptcy, it was the logical corporation for the UAW to target. During the economic crisis Ford workers voted down a round of concessions that would have suspended their right to strike until 2015, so by bargaining first at Ford the union could have maximized its potential power to put an end to the concessions.

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