As the United Auto Workers union strike against Detroit’s Big Three automakers rages on for a third week, it’s unclear how much longer it will take for the two sides to reach a resolution both are satisfied with.
And that begs the question, what would a fair deal look like for UAW members? And how will a continued strike against the automakers affect the auto industry and the economy as a whole? Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, joined Detroit Today this morning to discuss why his organization is calling for a “speedy resolution” to the strikes.
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• Sandy Baruah is the president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. He says a speedy resolution that benefits workers while ensuring long-term success for the automakers is best for Michigan.
“If the final agreement between the union and our great auto companies is uncompetitive — and makes us either cost uncompetitive, or overly inefficient,” warns Baruah, “then that is going to have serious ramifications for Michigan’s economy.”
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