Skip to comments.Sociology Prof's Solution To Detroit Meltdown: Unionize Toyota!
Posted on 12/06/2008 4:49:01 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Only a professor, preferably a sociology professor, one with way too much time on his hands, could have come up with this one. His solution to the Detroit crisis that has the Big Three automakers on the brink of bye-bye? Unionize their foreign competitors manufacturing in the USA!
Now why didn't we think of that? Because we're not Jonathan Cutler, associate professor of sociology at Wesleyan University. His solution in a nutshell, contained in his Los Angeles Times column of today [emphasis added]:
"[N]ot to tear down the historic and heroic gains won by prior generations of UAW workers. If there is hope long term -- for the unionized Big Three companies and for the UAW -- it rests in dealing with the unfinished business of the 1980s: unionizing the unorganized transplants."
Let's count the ways that won't work:
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Pointy-headed perfesser ping to Today show list.
Socialism’s ultimate goal: Don’t elevate anyone, bring everyone down to the same level of suffering.
Except those in charge — the ones more equal.
I think this would be considered an Act of War by the Japanese. ;)
The co-op went out of business and I asked him if he thought there was a lesson about communism in it. His reply: "It only went out of business because it had to compete with non-communist businesses. Otherwise, it would have been fine."
This is what passes for thinking among the left.
They can try it. Those are words of war. I’ll defend the interests of foreign companies before I’ll let our country be debased into a socialism that is indistinguishable from that which we fought during the cold war.
Wow. Talk about your Atlas Shrugged scenario. LOL. If one company has a winning formaula..make them adopted the loser’s formula just so things are fair!
Great solution he has there. lol
Instead of the “big three” taking a hit. Just make them all suck equally. Idiot....
Oh now that makes sense, I’d hate to have to work for 40 plus an hour, with benefits, without having a union taking money out of my paycheck all the while telling me how terrible my employer is..all the while still having a job to go to...
A better strategy would be to de-unionize the Big 3, sadly soon to be the Dead 3.
I get sick of the Dems in congress demonizing the automakers management. I have no idea how you could even try to manage these companies when their is a NO energy policy, CAFE standard, endless enviro, safety, fuel and other regulations plus a unionized workforce with a sole goal of bleeding the companies to death.
Let it be war then. We can drop a few of our sociology professors on them and they'll surrender all over again. More destructive than an A-bomb.
this is the goal of the UAW and their Dem accomplices in the Congress with “card check”. They are going to attempt to coerce the workers at all of the non-union auto plants in the Southeast to join the union.
If the unions manage to unionize American Toyota plants, there will just be no American Toyota plants. They will simply pack up and move back to Japan.
If you don’t mind paying 50% more for your next car, that would work.
No professor should be given tenure unless he/she spent at least 5 years in the private sector or the military. That would end pointy-headed ivory tower loons like this guy.
Only from liberal, insane academia. The worm who has never really been out of the inside of a textbook....sheltered from reality by the book cover.
This leftist perfesser best not set foot in any of those plants here in the US, I doubt he’d be welcomed by the non-union American workers, their jobs seem to be safe.