Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wagoner's Gone; What About That UAW Guy?

Jack Hoogendyk, in his insightful Core Principles blog, wrote this about the fact that while Rick Wagoner, who was trying hard to bring GM back to profitability, got fired by the Obama administration; Ron Gettlefinger, the president of United Auto Workers, continues to get to supervise a greedy union whose finances are built on the backs of those same auto workers. An excerpt:

Every UAW officer made in excess of $141,000 in total compensation in 2008. More than 550 employees (over half of the staff making above $10,000 annually) made more than $100,000 in total compensation. Over the course of the year, the union expensed $98,775 on golf courses, another $75,492 at casinos, and over $150,000 at resort conference centers.

The $33 million UAW-owned Black Lake Golf Course came with its own costs. The union spent $23,488 in member dues in a tax assessment dispute regarding property taxes for the course, and $28,000 transporting people to the resort. Unlike years past, the union did not file an auditor’s report revealing how much the course lost in operations.

You can read more here.

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