TTAC Scores UAW Letter to Chrysler's Local Leaders
In the blog concerning the United Auto Workers' (UAW) efforts to
force encourage their Locals leaders to sign the new, proposed contract with Chrysler, we asked if a reader could provide a copy of the letter from the union's central office to the front lines. And here it is. In the missive, UAW Chrysler VP and Director General Holiefield instructs Local leadership to sell the contract. "All appointed union representatives" must show their support by returning the document with their signatures. The number of lines provided indicate that the letter is intended to be circulated by the Local President and Bargaining Chair to all appointees under their purview. Since the Local president and Bargaining Chair decide who gets the union's plum appointments, and the International gives final approval, if your signature ain't on this letter, you ain't getting squat (at the very least). Could this be what Gettelfinger was talking about when he told the press after the Chrysler Council meeting last Monday that "we have a democratic union?"
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