Perhaps when the contraction and layoffs threatened Senator Bob Corker's Chattannooga Volkswagen plant, he will relent is bid against unions and consider bailouts for the auto industry. Did anyone point out that it is not exactly consistent with the idea of a free market to dictate to union shops when and whether they should bring their pay scale in line with that of other companies? I guess some people only advocate freedom when the bailout capital is coming their way.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
The Indy paper is reporting that both GM and Honda plants are cutting production and laying off workers, and GM is not going to use the union's job bank, which is probably just what union opponents intended in blaming them and not management or market for the tanking auto industry. Toyota is not laying off workers yet, but they are cutting production in Indiana.