When Did Auto Workers Become Like NFL Players?

GM production workers

They’re big. They’re tough. They’re represented by a powerful union.

When things don’t go their way, the union threatens a strike that could derail the employer’s ability to continue operating.

They sign contracts.

They get hefty signing bonuses.

These descriptions fit both National Football League players and American auto workers. Their respective unions, the National Football League Players Association and the United Auto Workers, routinely negotiate big-money contracts that leave some people questioning whether or not the workers deserve so much cash.

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