What is it with these super-short UAW strikes? The one at GM lasted only two
days, while the one at Chrysler lasted
about six hours. Is it a way for the UAW negotiators to concede gracefully
while appearing tough to their membership? Is it a gentle reminder from the
union to the management that they’d better stay friendly? Is it all some kind
of elaborate kabuki incomprehensible to outsiders? In any case, if Stephen Feinberg
of Cerberus bought Chrysler expecting little trouble from the union, he might
not have been far off the mark.