Chrysler Workers Strike: An[other] Opportunity

After General Motors workers went on strike a few weeks ago, I was optimistic that GM would stick it to the unions the way I recommended in my piece on Fixing the American Auto Industry. They didn’t. Today, UAW workers went on strike against Chrysler, providing another opportunity to break the UAW. I’ve always had a soft-spot for Chrysler vehicles, much more so than for Ford or GM cars, and I’m hopeful that Chrysler’s new owners—Cerberus Capital Management—call the UAW’s bluff and put them in their place. As a privately owned company, Chrysler is in the best position to change things for the better. Take the opportunity, take the risk, and run with it.

Scott Bradford is a writer and technologist who has been putting his opinions online since 1995. He believes in three inviolable human rights: life, liberty, and property. He is a Catholic Christian who worships the trinitarian God described in the Nicene Creed. Scott is a husband, nerd, pet lover, and AMC/Jeep enthusiast with a B.S. degree in public administration from George Mason University.