Conditions for automotive employees declined in past ten years
Workers in the automotive industry are earning less in September of 2015 than they were just ten years ago, according to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For instance, almost 40,000 employees of Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are on the brink of a permanent strike – a mass resignation – if their employer and the United Auto Workers union cannot agree on a new contract by Thursday, October 8.
Auto industry workers want their unions to negotiate new contracts that abolish the existing two-tiered pay structure. The current wage system creates a sort of class divide in which employees are doing the same type of work and being paid drastically different wages for it.
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