Mickey Kaus Leaves Detroit Suckdom at the Feet of the UAW

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Slate's Mickey Kaus doesn't buy Robert Kuttner of the Boston Globe's assertion that the real problem in Detwa is that the Big 2.5 are suffering from a lack of talent, but rather the overzealousness of bean counters in the face of the United Auto Workers' continued lack of meaningful concessions. Let us add something else to that. While Toyota may be able to complete a vehicle for over four bucks per hour less per worker and do it in over six hours' less time, the corporate accountants in Dearborn, Detroit and Auburn Hills have entered a shell-shocked state of mind that along with serious restructuring, needs to be dispensed with if Detroit is going to make serious strides in the segments where the action is moving.

Unionism Isn't Killing Detroit? [Slate]

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UAWeb 2.0: Union Chief Heads Online to Answer Questions from Membership [Internal]

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