Auto Bailout: 'Twas Unions That Killed the Beast

Democrats wouldn't go for more severe cuts in wages and benefits for the UAW.

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Political analyst Pete Davis nicely sums up the failed automaker bailout: "Disagreement over required United Auto Workers to give up wages and benefits to reach parity with other foreign owned U.S. auto workers ultimately killed the effort.  The UAW wanted until 2011 to reach parity, but the Republicans insisted on parity "on any day in 2009."  There you go.


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