One “Global Standard” That Should Be Avoided: UAW at Hyundai

U.S. Auto Union Wants Hyundai to Unionize
The Wall Street Journal, and the mK Business Daily reported that the United Auto Workers (UAW), are approaching foreign automakers in order to form unions at the production plants that operate in the U.S. It is a well-known fact to Koreans that Hyundai-Kia have a production plant in Alabama, where all Hyundai Sonatas sold in the U.S. are assembled. The UAW, due to the generous benefits that it negotiated with U.S. auto manufacturers, have been partially blamed for the decline of the U.S. auto industry. While that may not be totally true, and that it could be stated that there has been plenty of blame that can be shared among many, there is little doubt that the U.S. automakers have suffered greatly due to the higher costs of production resulting from the union’s efforts.

As a person that has witnessed, first-hand, the effect that unions have had on the auto manufacturers in the U.S., there is only one thought that rings through the mind of many when seeing these articles: “Oh no….”