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UAW Labor Costs Still Not Competitive

Parity with transplants, especially Koreans, is a long way off.

by on Dec.16, 2009

Smart, flexible, innovative and tough, Gettelfinger for nine years has kept the union moving forward.

Smart and tough, Gettelfinger for nine years has kept the shrinking union relatively intact.

The revised labor contracts that were the result of the Chrysler and General Motors bankruptcies are still not competitive with non-unionized transplants in U.S., particularly those run by Hyundai and Kia that pay as little as $12 an hour, according to the Chief Economist of the Center For Automotive Research. Honda’s costs are estimated at twice that.

Data!

Data!

At GM so-called first tier jobs for existing workers with benefits cost an estimated $59 an hour.

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