Workers Have It Better at Nonunionized Subaru

The disease of unionization destroys every industry it infects, most dramatically including the American automotive sector and public education. But what would happen to the poor workers if there were no unions to look out for their interests by confiscating their money and giving it to Democrats? Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) demonstrates:

In its 22-year history — a period that has spanned three recessions, a global financial crisis, massive U.S. auto bankruptcies, and the departure of Isuzu, a founding partner, from the operation — SIA has rolled out more than 3 million vehicles and has never resorted to layoffs. Instead, it’s given workers a wage increase every year of its operation. Staffers also enjoy premium-free health care, abundant overtime ($15,000 each, on average, in 2010), paid volunteer time, financial counseling, and the ability to earn a Purdue University degree on-site — all in a state that has lost 46,000 auto jobs and suffered multiple plant foreclosures in the past decade. …

To score a cherished “associate” position at the factory — there’s a 10-1 ratio of applicants to openings — would-be employees are expected to put in long hours learning and practicing SIA’s low-impact manufacturing. That means scrutinizing every byproduct, from welding slag to plastic wrap, for savings. And obsessively slicing seconds off assembly procedures. And a willingness to work whole months of six-day shifts, and likely years on the graveyard shift, while resisting the siren call of unionization. (The United Auto Workers has failed three times to organize the plant’s workers.)

In the end, hard work will always beat collectivist coercion.

Now if Subaru would just stop marketing cars to moonbats.

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Americans can still make cars, so long as unions don’t get in the way.

On tips from BURNING HOT and GoY. Hat tip: Doug Ross. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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