Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cost of auto workers graphic...

From the NY Times (thanks Teo for posting this)...
























What this really shows is how much national, single payer health care is key to solving the crisis with the U.S. auto industry. We should not be celebrating the wage rates for new hires represented by the third bar in the graphic. What that means is it will be all the harder to organize the transplants, when union membership offers a minimal wage differential. Of course if the U.S. auto industry does not receive the federal funds it needs, disappears, and takes the UAW with it, those transplant wage rates are going to drop like a stone.

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