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Originally Posted by cole930 View Post
Paul,

has a beautiful home probably $300-$350K, a lake cottage, 2GM vehicles within 2 years old, a Chevy Duce drag car with 2 spare 454 engines, enclosed hauler, a motor home, and 2 new Harley's.....have you ever played a round on the poor UAW's 40 million dollar private golf cource in the UP
Cole, let's understand a few things here.
You are essentially an outsider to the auto business. Your opinions are shaped mainly by what people tell you.
Back in the day, when the Big 3 were the only game in town and made scads of money, there was lots of overtime for hourly and salary workers to make. When I was starting out I knew a lot of "old timers" who all seemed to own vacation property, for example. During this period is when the UAW built the Black Lake conference center (it's in the lower peninsula, by the way) , the one with the golf course, when union membership was at an all time high level.
Now the overtime has dried up. The UAW is trying to sell Black Lake. Things are different.
Seems like a lot of people don't understand how the economy works. When there's lots of jobs that pay a living wage (which is becoming a scarce commodity, by the way) and companies have profits to expand their businesses with and people have extra money from working extra, then employment goes up and everyone's business improves. We all get healthy. To hear people ***** about what a line worker makes at an auto plant is silly. A lot of those jobs are gone and economically speaking, the fun is about to begin for our children. We had all better hope that this gets turned around.
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