Oct 24, 2005
The UAW took GM to court over their recent negotiations. But GM welcomed the suit.
So what’s up? Legally a union can’t negotiate to reduce benefits for retirees; nor can a company unilaterally cut these benefits negotiated under union contracts.
This court suit is just a legal maneuver to get a judge to OK what the union and company did – to prevent retirees from suing over their betrayal of guaranteed “lifetime” and “unchangeable” health care.