MICKEY KAUS: "Labor costs--and specifically work rules--are part of what's killing all the unionized auto manufacturers while their non-unionized competitors thrive." Work rules, I think, are more damaging than pay issues because they cost flexibility and make it harder to introduce new technology.
— from the very helpful Instapundit, which most mornings beats your daily newspaper, or at least is more rewarding (except for obits, and local crime, politics, teams).
This retrogressive, feet-dug-in unionism, I fear, is the problem. What Walter Reuther the Socialist got his arm broken for in 30s picketing v. Big Capital became a millstone around neck of the masses, who profit most from growing productivity. Life’s a B, ain’t it?