GM Vs. Toyota Wages And Benefits

GM Vs. Toyota Wages And Benefits

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George

Farmington, MI

#1 Dec 12, 2008
Hourly wages for United Auto Workers laborers at General Motors Corp. factories actually are almost equal to those paid by Toyota Motor Corp. at its older U.S. factories, according to the companies. GM says the average UAW laborer makes $29.78 per hour, while Toyota says it pays about $30 per hour.

The difference is in benefits, with the unionized factories having far higher costs.

GM says its total hourly labor costs are now $69 including wages, pensions and health care for active workers, plus the pension and health care costs of more than 432,000 retirees and spouses. Toyota says its total costs are around $48. The Japanese automaker has far fewer retirees and its pension and health care benefits are not as rich as those paid to UAW workers.

Big 3 Unionized plant average 2000 hours of overtime per year, this is why hourly labor cost is at $69 per hour. GM, Ford, and Chrysler reward the hourly employee for inefficiency and producing scraps, and schedule overtime to make up for the lost.

The UAW has not been able to organize workers at a Toyota plant in this country; it does represent workers at one joint GM-Toyota plant in Fremont, Calif.
A_F_ Nariman

North Tonawanda, NY

#2 Dec 14, 2008
December 13, 2008
I am trying to hone up and make up my own mind on differing points of view, as also separate fact from fiction with regard to the BIG 3.
Your statement, "Big 3 Unionized plant average 2000 hours of overtime per year, this is why hourly labor cost is at $69 per hour. GM, Ford, and Chrysler reward the hourly employee for inefficiency and producing scraps, and schedule overtime to make up for the lost.", caught my mind's eye.
I do however, have a question. What pray do the 2000 overtime hours of work translate to per unionized auto worker? Is there any way of finding out if a small percent, say 10%, are responsible for most of the abuse.
If you have the answers to my queries, I would be interested in a response. You can email me at: afnariman@gmail.com.
Danka.
Harry

Florence, KY

#3 Dec 21, 2008
George wrote:
Hourly wages for United Auto Workers laborers at General Motors Corp. factories actually are almost equal to those paid by Toyota Motor Corp. at its older U.S. factories, according to the companies. GM says the average UAW laborer makes $29.78 per hour, while Toyota says it pays about $30 per hour.
The difference is in benefits, with the unionized factories having far higher costs.
GM says its total hourly labor costs are now $69 including wages, pensions and health care for active workers, plus the pension and health care costs of more than 432,000 retirees and spouses. Toyota says its total costs are around $48. The Japanese automaker has far fewer retirees and its pension and health care benefits are not as rich as those paid to UAW workers.
Big 3 Unionized plant average 2000 hours of overtime per year, this is why hourly labor cost is at $69 per hour. GM, Ford, and Chrysler reward the hourly employee for inefficiency and producing scraps, and schedule overtime to make up for the lost.
The UAW has not been able to organize workers at a Toyota plant in this country; it does represent workers at one joint GM-Toyota plant in Fremont, Calif.
Big 3 Unionized plant average 2000 hours of overtime per year, this is why hourly labor cost is at $69 per hour. GM, Ford, and Chrysler reward the hourly employee for inefficiency and producing scraps, and schedule overtime to make up for the lost.

Overtime is because of demand for vehicles.
Mike

Junction City, KS

#4 Dec 25, 2008
The overtime is due to the fact that if one union worker worked 2000 hours for overtime for the year, the entire UAW workers has to be schedule to work 2000 hours of ovetime as well.

Even though there are no demand for the product, but due to the stupid UAW contract the company has to pay all hourly workers the same amount of overtime.
Duane

Spring Hill, TN

#5 Jan 22, 2009
Mike .. Where did you hear that info at ? As it is totally false. I have 27 yrs. with GM and have never heard of such a thing. What we do have is " Overtime eualization " which means that if I work 8 hours OT, then everyone else on my team has to be offered 8 hrs. before I can be offered it again. They dont get paid just because I worked OT.
bill

Avon Lake, OH

#6 Jul 16, 2011
everyone is always comparing hourly workers wages and benefits with the transplants.

what is salaried workers pay and benefits compared
to what toyota and the rest of the transplants
pay their salaried workers

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