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bain_sidhe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-08 01:18 PM
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25. No, it's relevant because
the cost of living in those southern states is, in general, lower, so the wages at the foreign owned plants down there actually buy more than the wages in the midwestern plants. On a COL basis, it's entirely possible that workers at F.O. plants make MORE than UAW workers. (In terms of what their wages buy.)
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  -Great graph comparing wage and benefits between US and Japanese auto workers Hamlette  Dec-13-08 11:24 AM   #0 
  - Businesses could cut this down to japanese size with single-payer healthcare.  rucky   Dec-13-08 11:26 AM   #1 
  - I wonder how many factory workers in Japan  FreakinDJ   Dec-13-08 11:28 AM   #2 
  - Not worth looking at without a graph of cost of living in the areas affected.  MichiganVote   Dec-13-08 11:28 AM   #3 
  - mostly irrelevant considering the wages are so similar  Hamlette   Dec-13-08 11:32 AM   #5 
     - No, it's relevant because  bain_sidhe   Dec-13-08 01:18 PM   #25 
        - Yup. You got it right.  MichiganVote   Dec-13-08 03:57 PM   #26 
  - Are the legacy costs  edwardlindy   Dec-13-08 11:30 AM   #4 
  - yes, that's what the article explains  Hamlette   Dec-13-08 11:33 AM   #7 
  - Must confess  edwardlindy   Dec-13-08 11:36 AM   #10 
  - Essentially, yes. nt  Liberal_Lurker   Dec-13-08 11:33 AM   #8 
  - Loss of market share, spinning out parts suppliers, and automation matter  FarCenter   Dec-13-08 11:59 AM   #15 
  - where are the ceo's salaries and the board member's salaries?  CitizenPatriot   Dec-13-08 11:32 AM   #6 
  - the article explains the disparity and CEO salaries have nothing to do with it  Hamlette   Dec-13-08 11:34 AM   #9 
  - I see that they are talking about labor costs  CitizenPatriot   Dec-13-08 11:57 AM   #14 
  - Here Is Some Interesting Info  lligrd   Dec-13-08 11:56 AM   #13 
     - interesting -- thank you  CitizenPatriot   Dec-13-08 12:13 PM   #17 
  - In all fairness, it doesn't really matter if we're only talking about  napi21   Dec-13-08 11:48 AM   #11 
  - Figures quoted are not per vehicle.  edwardlindy   Dec-13-08 12:03 PM   #16 
     - So how many hours are allotted to make each vehicle?  napi21   Dec-13-08 01:10 PM   #24 
  - Very useful. Thanks! nt  thecatburgler   Dec-13-08 11:51 AM   #12 
  - Why aren't the CEOs of the Big Three screaming for  FKA MNChimpH8R   Dec-13-08 12:14 PM   #18 
  - I'd like a graph comparing management salaries  malaise   Dec-13-08 12:16 PM   #19 
  - PBGC (we, the 40cents on the dollar)  SoCalDem   Dec-13-08 12:20 PM   #20 
  - And they will never have the legacy costs of American companies because they don't pay a retirement  NNN0LHI   Dec-13-08 12:22 PM   #21 
  - I have a question  Lifetimedem   Dec-13-08 12:23 PM   #22 
  - I knew that... but what I don't understand is why the heck  housewolf   Dec-13-08 12:52 PM   #23 

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