UAW President Bob King says following the auto-market restructuring during the depths of the recession, Ford, Chrysler and GM have recovered and there is no need for any more concessions from workers.
In Detroit I'm James Taylor. With me today is Bob king the president of the United Auto Workers Union. Presents more than 400000 workers and auto industry think thank you for joining us and -- The big news today of course is. GM IPO which is expected to price this afternoon I know he's told us you can't talk about the active -- specifically but I wonder has the success of the auto industry's turnaround. And one aspect of that of course is the warm reception that I the GM Mikey it was gotten in the market. Stricken UAW's position or -- seeking to recover some the concessions -- Given through. The auto industry restructuring when you guys sit down to negotiate picture looking for a. That goes to I think. Successes and its own concerns. Long term. These companies -- Here. That -- So. Yours yours -- -- Know. Analysts for a slight disadvantage with GM and Chrysler in terms of labor agreements it plans to bring the four agreement into alignment with -- the patterns you reached with the GM and Chrysler and talk very. Or art. -- for this. Race. You members -- Mars. -- -- -- -- -- Those successful -- -- It. Great relationships. You know. -- Up talking about 2000 -- I think one of the concerns that some reporters roars -- for is concerned that there might be more concessions and in 2011. Went with what's UAW's stand there and money market that's there is need. I don't work together. -- here yet it consumer. -- that's so we were. We note that foundation. Officers here are Amber's and we expect to hear -- asset. Because these scare. Him so our members. Here that says. Has the new fourteen dollar second I know you cult of fifteen dollar second tier wage structure -- union membership may -- more attractive to work -- -- are thinking about ways of rebuilding the UAW and making it bigger. How much have had those concessions in the past has for some seconds here sort of major jobs harder. UAW agreements it up. And -- -- he's beaten three months six months six months ago only shoes. Here these percentages that different structure that was necessary. To keep these companies. I think most workers are pre. -- Check out. Get traditional laps. You're not ours were that you stay right where. So. You know it was close necessary. We're looking brewers and working together. Without these increased sales these. The -- companies that ship. When you when you took over present UAW you promised to hammer on Toyota. But I just learned today that the -- these campaign that you sort of launched. -- -- in between that you sort of unilaterally suspend. That was news to me and and a sweater has the environment change enough to make it possible for. UAW to begin unionizing workers at plants. That the foreign carmakers like Toyota at the United States. I think it is as if any company makes the best business decision. You look at. Planting season -- productivity -- highest -- asked -- you need to be represented plants and the the great membership we can -- membership membership loans make sacrifices monastic. -- you operate better higher quality higher productivity and results working partnership. With the union yeah. Final question is union's future of the UAW's future is it is the future -- are going to come in areas outside the auto industry or inside. Well. We're very excited about. Calling members back to where and where Jim Morrison and there's a thousand trees and he gets better. Let me tens of thousands more members unit. The same time we have great success -- -- entire. Workers higher education workers in the game industry so we expect you go out numbered. If you very much mr. thing. In Detroit. -- -- and this is writers.