The Big Three, Big Labor, and Big Benefits

Reason Foundation’s Shikha Dalmia has two new commentaries on the Big Three at In the first, Dalmia says:

UAW workers get a good deal compared with their Japanese counterparts in absolute dollars. But they get a great deal relative to income. In fact, one that is four times greater given that Japanese workers earn only about $40,000 in annual wages and benefits; whereas UAW workers, according to James Sherk of The Heritage Foundation, earn about $130,000.

Whole thing here. In the second, Dalmia argues that Big Labor is making it nearly impossible for the Detroit automakers to survive absent a big, taxpayer-backed government bailout. Whole thing here. Dalmia has previously written on the Big Three Bailout for