Detroit’s three automakers — Ford, Chrysler and General Motors — are increasingly anxious about the 78-year-old union’s future. For them, it’s a “devil you know” situation.
It’s a pivotal week for organized labor, as workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee vote on whether to be represented by the United Auto Workers.
“We’re interested in bringing a new labor model to the U.S.,” said Gary Casteel, a regional director for the UAW.
Ignoring the protests of union leaders and Democrats, Gov. Rick Snyder signs into law a package of bills giving broad new powers to emergency financial managers.