In a recent post, Okie Funk states that U.A.W. workers make an average of $55 an hour while foreign-owned plant workers make an average of $45 an hour. He cites the New York Times as his source.
However, in a recent post supplied to me by Muskogee Politico it states that workers for Ford make an average of $70.51 an hour, GM workers $73.26 an hour and Chrysler workers an average of $75.86 while workers for Toyota, Honda and Nissan average about $48.00 an hour. He cites Forbes magazine as his source.
All of these hourly wages, by the way, include wages AND benefits.
The question I have is, whose numbers are right? Who are we to believe?
Doc Hoc says we should not place the responsibility of the problems in Detroit on the auto workers. Personally, I think we should not blame them entirely but they should accept partial responsibility. They are still making a hell of a lot more money than most teachers make in a year. It does not seem right to me that someone that never went to college a day in their life (or might have even dropped out of high school) has a job making twice, sometimes three times as much as a person who worked hard to finish college and get a job teaching and shaping our young minds.
Just my opinion though. What do you think?