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      12-10-2008, 03:42 PM   #7
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Unfortunately, there are idiots who think that unions are a big part of the problem, when everyone knows that the German and the Japanese unions are much more powerful that UAW. In Germany, companies typically have to give IG Metall workers one year's severance pay, to give just one example.

Nor do these UAW critics ever acknowledge the fact that it's pretty tough to demand more productivity out of someone getting 25 dollars an hour when the CEO is getting paid 25,000 dollars an hour AND getting a multi-million-dollar golden parachute after his 25,000-dollar-an-hour expertise turns out to be worthless.

But lots of people seem to think that seeing something happen on an assembly line translates into understanding how a global industry works.