Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne wants an end of what he called “two classes” of employees represented by the United Auto Workers union. The two-tiered system “creates the kind of environment that doesn’t appear to work in the same direction that we’ve been trying to use to establish the new basis of Chrysler,” Marchionne told Reuters. He continued:
“The whole notion of trying to get this organization to work in unison when you’ve got this kind of economic disparity between the people on the line is not something that can go on forever.”
Marchionne hopes the matter can be settled during the next round of contract talks in 2015.
Knowing Marchionne, his idea of parity won’t be to upgrade everybody to First. He probably wants everybody to fly Economy.