UAW President Speaks At Mackinac Policy Conference

By: AP
By: AP

The president of the United Auto Workers says business leaders should reject hard-line conservatism in favor of moderate policies that encourage closer ties between employers and organized labor.
In a speech Wednesday at the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual policy conference on Mackinac Island, Bob King said his union has learned the hard way that cooperation with auto industry management is better than confrontation.
He says President Barack Obama deserves credit for supporting federal assistance to U.S. automakers despite its unpopularity, and the president's courage has been rewarded as the industry has bounced back.
King says right-wing policies of deep tax cuts, less spending on infrastructure and attacking collective bargaining rights was bad for business. He urges business leaders to embrace unions and work with them to make good products.

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  • by Greg Location: Springport on Jun 2, 2011 at 05:31 AM
    I think on the last sentence he is aluding too only unions do good work!! Is that a joke or what!!!!
  • by Greg Location: Springport on Jun 2, 2011 at 04:58 AM
    I think the union is no longer needed in Michigan,we have to remain competetive in the global market place and unions cost both the taxpayer and companies too much money.I also believe if state or federal workers are being paid with taxpayer monies these should not be union only jobs.The last time I checked this is still a free country, any time you take away from that then quality of work goes down hill and monies go flying out the door..
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