The head of the United Auto Workers union said this week that the only reason Toyota Motor Corp. closed its plant in Fremont is because it was a union shop and pledged to "pound" on the automaker to get it to accept the UAW.
Newly-elected UAW chief Bob King said, "We're going to do whatever is necessary to insure that Toyota abandons its anti-union efforts."
"We're going to pound on Toyota until they recognize the first-amendment right to come into the UAW," he said.
Every Toyota Motor dealership in the United States should have banners in front of them, he said, that say "Toyota put profits before people."
What complete lunacy. Please read: GM, Ford Boost Mexico Output With $26-a-Day Workers. Unionized automakers are moving plant production south of the boarder because it's too costly to make it in the United States, and he wants to put banners up in front of Toyota.
I don't know where you (the reader) work, but my employer puts profits first too, just like Toyota. That's why I have a job. It's simple math, and profits make the shareholders happy, the function of every employee of a publicly traded company not just the CEO.
This newly elected President is so far off target and reality. His tough talk is just laughable. Unions bankrupted GM forcing the US government to bail them out. Does Toyota really put profits before people?
Or, do unions put some people before America? You make the call.
Hope all is well.
J.D. Rosendahl, Rosey