Originally Posted by Infidel1
Now you are totally changing the requirements (ie from "a healthy company that fell apart due to unions" now to some specific electrical BS)...
Its a fact the US was getting their ***** handed to them because other countries could build cars cheaper. If you dont agree with this please explain why the US started moving plants to Mexico.
What I am saying is GM and other American car companies made poor quality cars for years and lost an entire generation of buyers in the process. Not including their continued attempts to market based on income levels, an outdated strategy.
Could you make the argument that paying high wages because of union demands strained their profit margins even further? Definitely. However to blame every problem like poor quality, poor design, and poor management is too much of a stretch in my opinion.
Sure union demands may have exacerbated the problem, but I wouldn't call American car companies healthy other than their union problem.
My point really is, no one even notices the unions when the company is running fine. Once the company starts performing badly everyone loves to blame the union.
Besides, its the business's goal to maximize profits. What's so bad about the unions doing the same thing?
Originally Posted by Evac.
what the **** does this have to do with delicious sponge cakes?