The United Auto Workers Is Overplaying Its Hand, Risking Our Economy and the Election

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2023
From The Left
General News, UAW, Strikes
Evan Cobb for The New York Times

The United Auto Workers has taken to the picket lines in a particularly acrimonious strike, targeting, for the first time, all three of the big Detroit automakers simultaneously.

Popular opinion appears to lie firmly on the union side. And I’m all for the auto workers getting paid more — they have legitimate concerns. But this increasingly militant U.A.W. is overplaying its hand with an overly lengthy and overly ambitious list of demands. I don’t think there’s any way the automakers will be able to meet these conditions, and I worry...

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