At Auto Plants, A Reversal of Fortune
The American Dream is that each generation will do better than the last. But the families of auto workers no longer have that expectation. As Detroit car makers sped towards financial ruin, their union agreed to a dual wage structure … plus deep cuts in benefits. Now, new hires earn about half what traditional workers make. From Changing Gears, Kate Davidson tells how this ‘reversal of fortune’ has altered their lives.