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A comeback for the UAW? 1 Running head: A Comeback for the UAW? A Comeback for the UAW? Terri Chichester Kaplan University MT203: Human Resources Management Dana Williams March 27, 2011
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A comeback for the UAW? 2 A Comeback for the UAW? Introduction The UAW (United Auto Workers) is a union that protects the rights and negotiates benefits of the skilled craftsmen in the auto industry. Throughout this case study the issues that come with the unionization of auto companies will be discussed as well as discussing whether or not the UAW is making a comeback and what, from an HR standpoint, can be done to keep the UAW from unionizing their workers. Review/Analysis of the Case This business writer believes union membership might become more attractive to auto workers in the future because of the hourly wage war between auto companies and the fact that the retired auto workers do not get to vote on new contracts. The Japanese company’s like Toyota pay an hourly wage of twenty five dollars an hour whereas General Motors pays somewhere around fourteen dollars an hour. The Japanese companies need to cut production costs and the perfect way to do this would be to cut the hourly wage, Toyota could use the lower wage at General Motors to exert a downward pressure on their employees to accept a lower pay. To the workers in the Japanese companies the union will start looking better, the union in this
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