Nov 9, 2009
In October, when the UAW International union leadership urged Ford workers to accept yet more concessions, President Ron Gettelfinger said, “We agree to enter into discussions in keeping with the principle of pattern bargaining...” so Ford could remain “competitive” with its GM and Chrysler rivals.
In other words, “pattern bargaining” has come to mean pulling every worker down to the lowest paid level.
But Ford workers, by saying NO! started a new pattern, pushing back up again. It’s up to GM and Chrysler workers to follow!