Workhouse is using this expertise to back a new start-up that plans to buy the Lordstown plant with support from investors and the U.A.W.
," the executive added.
Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo; American Legion and U.A.W.
Bell" Minutes of the Management-Union Bargaining Committee Meeting (December 11, 1946) U.A.W.
Local #650 Material Box 7, Reuther Library, and "Office Memo dated November 16, 1943," From Charles Parr, Plant Protection To E.D.
The United Automobile Workers convention in San Diego in June had a Gotterdammerung quality, as delegates considered a long series of defeats for the U.A.W.
in particular and the labor movement in general, and contemplated a future of downsizing and deindustrialization every bit as drastic as that faced by the owners of their industry.
Most seem to want to try to work out their problems with management by themselves, and have so far rejected the solutions offered by the United Auto Workers (U.A.W.
), which has been trying to organize the plant since it opened.
Instead, they endured forced overtime or continued idleness; watched as production continued to move to low-wage plants overseas; and listened with increasing frustration as U.A.W.
International officers such as western regional director Bruce Lee extolled the importance of "sharing responsibility with management for the plant's success in the marketplace." To attain last year's giddy heights, for example, G.M.
Above all, despite the hostility of national U.A.W.
officials and many local activists to the boycott mobilization, the campaign enjoyed the support of the local's popular and astute president, Pete Beltran.
claimed it was going broke, so the U.A.W.
agreed to slash workers' wages and benefits, saving management more than $2.1 billion.
The opposition to the present direction of the U.A.W.
is a battle to save a once democratic and militant union from degenerating into an autocratic, Japanese-style company union.
The first task was to win the Democratic primary against milksop mainstreamer Donald Grimes, who had been campaigning since 1984 and had the endorsement of the state A.F.L.-C.I.O., the U.A.W.
, four out of five county Democratic leaders and the Detroit Free Press.
The debate in the labor movement over whether the U.A.W.
has sold out to the company focuses on the "philosophy of total cooperation" that is the heart of the contract.
president Owen Bieber makes general statements about job security, only a few of the more than one hundred workers I've talked to can name one concrete demand that would make our jobs secure.