Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Let's Get Small


"By the time it is finished, G.M. expects to have only 38,000 union workers and 34 factories left in the United States, compared with 395,000 workers in more than 150 plants at its peak employment in 1970," reports The New York Times.


  1. I've had friends theorize that GM intended to bankrupt its North American operation so it could be free of its union contracts and obligations. I didn't want to believe it, but they may be right.

  2. Um...last I heard the Union was about to own the company. If you ask me, that's the really scary thought.


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