Collective bargaining has served autoworkers well for nearly a century. Together, autoworkers have negotiated and fought for ground-breaking improvements to work standards. Even in times of economic crisis, collective bargaining has provided unionized autoworkers the ability to defend their rights.
Our negotiated wage and work standards at Detroit Three facilities apply equally across worksites, and between the automakers. Wage rates in one plant are generally the same as any other. Because of this, employers have little incentive to compete with one another by underpaying workers. By equalizing pay and work standards, autoworkers are also more likely to stand together and support one another, in solidarity.