And they're underpaid at the "Big 3". The average wage, according to this analysis, is a yummy $73 per hour, which works out to about $146,000 per year. And at least 12,000 of them don't even have to pretend to work. Their contract specifies they get paid for DOING NOTHING.
The UAW has done a great job of jacking up wages and benefits at American auto companies to astronomical levels, but they're worried that they've just about bled their golden geese to death, so they'd like taxpayers to supply the financial blood they require.
Does anyone think the Obamessiah would offend the UAW by refusing its "request"?