Last one out the door, turn off the lights….

Predictably, the New York Times suggests in this article that collaboration with the auto employers is the only way out for the once powerful United Auto Workers. Not once is there any mention of the need for an alternative industrial policy for America. Nowhere do they mention the possibility of the union movement leading a political movement to reorganize the American economy to increase productive employment, finance health care for all and help end the race to the bottom triggered by post Cold War globalization. If the labor movement accepts the Times approach then it truly is lights our for the American labor movement.

UAW Looks to Collaborate With Automakers – New York Times