Power with Control
Do we believe that company would have just offered the upgrades without Union Represation?
They can always pay an employee more per hour and better perks. But they werent doing that.
Maybe, folks at non-unionized companies get raises also. My point was that the UPS union makes a reasonable ask. A while back, you mentioned the average wage of a UAW worker. I recently saw another, much higher number, the medians. My point being that making demands that will literally bankrupt the company are not productive. Why then would the union do it? Because they understand that the govt will bail them out again and again. Look at the tasks these workers are asked to do. Does the guy placing a seat into the car with the help of a robot arm and putting in four bolts with a powered torque limited wrench really deserve $80 an hour?
At GM, the median worker pay was $80,034 in 2022. It would take that worker 362 years to make Barra’s annual compensation.
At Ford, where the median pay was $74, 691, it would take 281 years.
At Stellantis, with a median pay of 64,328 euros, it would take 365 years, although the company noted its annual report that the disparity includes expenses related to Tavares’ one-time grant. Excluding that, the pay ratio is 298-1.
Show me the task in this video that looks like its worth $80 an hour..... Maybe the lady with the hammer and chisel. That looks to require experience that would take years to gain. I would wonder why that job hasnt been eliminated through process, though