Politics Of The UAW Strike

Soren Dayton wonders what the Democrats will do.

The answer: probably not much, for now.

Sources close to the union and to the company are confident that the strike will be short, and UAW, in particular, is waving off the presidential candidates from spending too much time making bold indictments about General Motors. The UAW wants its contract; it doesn't want Democrats to add a partisan dimension to the negotiations.

The fact is, UAW's relationship with GM is about as good as it gets, the strike notwithstanding.