Originally Posted by Amnorix
Don't really see a problem. When 92% of the workforce says no, then clearly it was an unacceptable contract. Hopefully they thought long and hard about the alternatives if the plants were closed, but taking an 8% pay cut and cessation of payments into their pension plan is a fairly big hit they were being asked to take.
I love the attitude of so many on here who seem to basically support employers no matter what they do. I'm hardly a die-hard labor supporter, but some of you guys are over the top.
Employer doesn't have to stay in business if the union makes it more trouble than its worth.
Employees don't have to accept pay cuts to keep their jobs.
I don't see the problem -- they both seem to have gotten what they want.