You've probably heard claims about those inefficient UAW members supposedly making $70 an hour, including benefits, making unions the prime culprit in the failures of the Big 3 automakers. But it's all a big lie.
The question is not and never has been whether we should subsidize automakers for making the same fuel inefficient products, it is how to change what they make in the middle of an economic catastrophe.
It is possible, I suppose, that the pundits are right and the public didn't really mean it when it elected a liberal Democrat president and gave Democrats even larger majorities in both houses of Congress.
SAG leaders met Friday with the federal mediator, and in a statement said that they discussed with him the union's request for mediation and "the possibilities regarding the resumption of negotiations."
United Here is knocking on the doors of members of Change to Win unions telling them how Obama supports working families. On weekends, they volunteer with the Obama campaign too. Their dedication is incredible.
The AMPTP has agreed to attend sessions conducted by a federal mediator, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, who unsuccessfully mediated the WGA negotiations just before the contract expired and the union decided to strike.