My hubby is on strike and I'm praying it doesn't last long. I know concessions need to be made especially in this economy. but what they're asking is ridiculous. American Axle is a profitable company that has been in the black it's entire existence. I could see if the company was failing then these huge concessions could be understood. However, when you have the top guys getting $100,000 bonuses, but the guy at the bottom has to take the hit well come on now!!
And for anyone who might say that the American autoworker makes a ridiculous hourly wage, well all I have to say is try to go to a job like that. I did back in 1996 (worked at American Axle in the forge department) and it was the most mundane, hot, dirty, heavy job I have ever had. Needless to say, I made it one week and knew it wasn't for me. At that time the hourly wage was $13 and I didn't care if they were paying me that or $50 that's how horrible I thought the conditions were. I definitely couldn't see spending the next 30 years there!! Also, I'm tired of the American work force being threatened that if we don't take concessions, production will be moved to Mexico. So are the people of Mexico going to buy the $50,000 cars????? No, I don't think so. Nuf said. Just needed to vent. Thanks for listening if you've read this far...LOL
Here is an article to read on the strike issue at American Axle