Ford has a state-of-the-art auto plant Camacari, Brazil that can simultaneously manufacture 5 different cars. As the commentator on this video notes, the UAW will not accept a plant like this in the US. I remember reading about this plant a few weeks back, and I believe the cost of the plant when it was built 7 years ago was $1.2 billion, which is far less than the bailout money the automakers are getting from taxpayers.
Had our Congress offered the auto companies money to invest in new state-of-the-art plants to be built in right-to-work states, rather than give a larger payoff to satisfy the UAW so that the companies can continue to pay the exorbinant benefits to auto workers, the companies would have a better chance of continuing in business. Don’t any of these UAW members get it? There isn’t a finite amount of money available to fund their greed; would they rather great benefits for a few years, or to have a job?