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December 12, 2008

22 Pounds of Fat: UAW's Work Rules Weighing Down Industry

Will they give up their precious work rules?

Ever wondered what a UAW contract looks like? Here is all 22 pounds of it (in this case, Fordís 2,215 page 2007 master contract...

Iíll tell you this much, those 2,215 pages donít include much regarding efficiency and competitiveness. What youíll find are hundreds of rules, regulations, and letters of understanding that have hamstrung the auto companies for years.

Picture at the site.

Most of these rules are deliberately anti-efficiency. You can't move a guy off the (say) window-installation line, where he's not working because frames aren't being put out quickly enough, to the frame-welding line. Because it's the rule. So everything slows down for no good reason.

These rules are mostly put in as coercive tools against management. Want to speed up that frame-welding line by diverting some window-installation workers to lend a hand? Well, maybe: But it will cost you. How much is it worth to you?

This sort of nonsense is killing American industry.



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