United Auto Workers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaOne of the benefits negotiated by the United Auto Workers was the jobs bank program, under which laid-off members received 95 percent of their take-home pay and benefits. More than 12,000 UAW members were paid this benefit in 2005. In December 2008, the UAW agreed to suspend the program as a concession to help U.S. automakers during the auto industry crisis.
But then we have the union side of things. Their greed is only usurped by management's stupidity....or maybe their self-serving motives which have nothing to do with what's best for the company.