Government of unions, by unions, for unions

The Washington Times

In 2009, the U.S. government bailed out the auto industry, ostensibly to save the livelihoods of thousands of Americans who work for automakers and their supporting companies.

Sounds nice, except that this federal largesse was not distributed equally. In fact, some employees who were also members of the powerful, politically influential United Auto Workers (UAW) union got far, far better treatment from Uncle Sam than their nonunion brethren.

That was exactly what happened to Delphi, a chief supplier of auto parts to General Motors Co. Government emails recently obtained and publicized by the Daily Caller show that the U.S. Treasury Department maneuvered in 2009 to shore up the pensions of union employees at Delphi while letting the pensions of nonunion workers at the same company — some 20,000 people — go under.

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