There is a very good chance that the Ford UAW 2011 contract might not pass. The reason is the contract works out very well for the UAW and not so well for the Ford workers. Every Ford UAW member I've spoken to feels that the UAW is screwing them for their own agenda. Even if this contract passes there will be a lot of distrusting members wondering who the UAW is being paid to represent. Will all the contracts further the UAW more then the members?
If the union members go on strike they will only get $200 a week from the billionaire UAW. That isn't even enough to feed a family. How is it the UAW has billions of dollars and only pay $200 to picket? Maybe the members need to picket in front of the union halls? But those members would be abused if they did that. They would bully there own if that ever happened. But there are a lot of pissed off members. And they aren't pissed off at Ford. They are pissed off at the UAW.
Members are starting to question the UAW about their VEBA and how much is in it and why they now have to fund it? They just don't trust the union. And history has given them reason to.
The UAW put themselves before it's members and this has changed the perspective of most of it's members. The members realize that they have gotten screwed by the UAW. Even if they vote yes because they don't want to strike it wont change the fact that the UAW screwed over it's members to put their own agenda above that of their members. Either way the UAW has lost. A relationship built on distrust is easily broken. The UAW has weakened itself by putting itself first.This is the face of the UAW leadership. I can't help but laugh at the dumb look on his face.