UAW Boss Ron Gettelfinger: I Spit on Your Buyouts!
WTF, right? If I was a United Auto Workers worker looking at a pile of cash to piss off during these End of Days times, I’d grab it with both hands and get the Hell out of Dodge, Chrysler, Ford, GM, etc. But it seems UAW boss Ron Gettelfinger doesn’t think domestic automakers can bribe any more of his members to quit their jobs. “I’m not sure the value of a buyout at this point and time,” Big Ron told The Detroit News’ Johnny-on-the-spot at a Goodfellows awards ceremony honoring the union boss. (And no, I’m not making this shit up.) “Gettelfinger reasoned that UAW-protected autoworkers who were in the position to leave their jobs would have taken one of the previous rounds of buyouts and early retirement offers and he didn’t see the ‘effectiveness’ of another round.” For whom? If he means the automakers themselves, I’m down with that. Anyway, guess what? Ron reckons the $52b Mother of all Health Care Funds (a.k.a. VEBA) is still alive. And that’s final! “We do not want to open up VEBA. That was one of the most difficult and challenging decisions I ever had to make.” Compared to what, your choice of retirement villas? I kid. I kid.
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