Sorry, Jeff. Usually love your work, but you missed the boat on this one.
Joe Biden and Donald Trump showing up for striking auto workers?
Joe Biden went to a UNION plant and became the first sitting president in history to join a picket line in support of striking union workers.
Donald Trump will be going to a NON-UNION plant to try to spin a story of how electric vehicles are a ploy to cut work for union workers.
ANTI-UNION Trump of course gets it wrong, as usual.
The workers are calling on auto manufacturers to shorten the work week from a five-day forty-hour work week to a FOUR-DAY 32-hour work week, while increasing pay by 40%.
Electric cars have fewer working parts, are easier to manufacture, and are less likely to break down. But they generate the same (or more) profits to manufacturers. So if they produce the same profits for less work, the corporate officers and investors should gain, and so should the workers.
Workers gave up enormous concessions to bail out the industry after the Bush economic meltdown. After the Obama and Biden recoveries (Trump became only the second president in the last century, joining Herbert Hoover, to leave office with fewer jobs, while Biden added more new jobs than any president in history in just his first two years), auto manufacturers are now enjoying record 40% increase in profits off the labor of auto workers. Workers are now demanding a corresponding increase in compensation.
Record profits and obscene top management compensation = wage theft plus consumer price gouging.
Workers are the ones who make the cars. They deserve an equal and proportional share in the gains.
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