@dfreezy : You wrote,
""the UAW union hierarchy secretly made wage and benefits concessions at the workers' expense" - Does an increase in wages and benefits for workers come at workers expense? No. Stupid logic"
Re-read the sentence you quoted; wage and benefits CONCESSIONS were made, not increases. The UAW agreed with the company to give up wage and benefit gains, as long as they can strongarm their way into the company.
Think about it - the UAW forces workers to give up a portion of their pay to the UAW, or they cannot work there. What the hell for? This is unAmerican, and against individual freedom. People should be able to assemble and form unions, yes. But why force people to join (and pay) or lose their jobs?
Sounds like a great scam for the UAW.