There you have it the US senate have rejected the $14bn bailout passed by congress after the failure to agree on pay levels for car workers in the US (although the White House may yet step in and bung a load of cash at them). The main crux of the disagreement seems to be about the failure of United Autoworker Union members to accept the same wages and conditions as foreign workers in the states who clearly give their companies a commercial advantage with this stance.
The US car unions have had it far too good for far too long and may just have to realise that people just won’t buy their cars unless they are keenly priced and as good as their foreign competitors and let’s face it they just aren’t. In fact if you have ever rented one on holiday they are just basic and seem thrown together, no aesthetics no innovative design patterns they just look like they have been chucked together it looks like someone needs a great big can of wakeup call if the automotive sector in the USA are to remain global players, you only have to look at the pathetic attempts at selling the likes of Chrysler over here to realise they have a big job on.
Harsh maybe and perhaps a bit generalised but when was the last time you were in the pub talking about dream cars with your mates and one said that they had always wanted a new Cadillac!
Yeah right, I think you get the picture.