Bailing Out Banks, Smashing Unions
Against The Current vol. 138

Feeley, Dianne

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/01/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13468

When General Motors and Chrysler received pre-Christmas bridge loans of $17.4 billion, President Bush specified that the unionized work force had to become “competitive” with non-unionized workers in wages, benefits and work rules. This blatant attempt to destroy an already weakened United Auto Workers (UAW) illustrates how, in the midst of an economic crisis, U.S. capital is bailed out as working people are fleeced.

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