Saturday, December 13, 2008

A United Auto Workers contract weighs 22 lbs

Here is Justin Wills at on one of the reasons Detroit has problems:
"Ever wondered what a UAW contract looks like? Here is all 22 pounds of it (in this case, Ford’s 2,215 page 2007 master contract; Coke can is for scale and because I was thirsty).

"I’ll tell you this much, those 2,215 pages don’t include much regarding efficiency and competitiveness. What you’ll find are hundreds of rules, regulations, and letters of understanding that have hamstrung the auto companies for years."

For actual links to UAW contracts for each of the car companies, click here.

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