Monday, September 24, 2007

Morose in Michigan

It looks like another nail is about to be driven into the coffins of two once high and mighty entities known as General Motors and the United Auto Workers union. Today the UAW called a strike against GM because the ailing car maker could not give the weaseling union representatives enough assurances concerning long-term "job security". Who is ever given a guarantee of that besides government workers?

What ever eventually happens in the end will not be good for the health of the company or the long term prosperity of these mainly unskilled workers and their Rust Belt communities. This strike will not end the misery but will only exacerbate it.

Meanwhile the corpse that is currently the city of Detroit just became a little more rotten smelling as a long procession of Toyotas and Hondas rolled on down Woodward Avenue to watch the funeral pyre blaze up a fresh fountain of sparks by the river front.

Back in GM's postwar salad days.

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