Mulberry ..... Your thoughts are appreciated, but the UAW drove up compensation of workers so they no longer are competitive in the global economy. No management can overcome the excessive compensation. ...... UAW spent several decades with 3-year contracts. Every three years, they selected a strike target company. They would make excessive demands, and go on strike if the target company did not comply. They would stay on strike against the target until they got what they wanted. Next the other 2 companies would adopt the pattern agreement.