Marick F. Masters is currently director of Labor@Wayne at Wayne State University, where he is a professor of business and adjunct professor of political science. Labor@Wayne includes the Labor Studies Center, Douglas A. Fraser Center for Workplace Issues, the undergraduate labor studies major, and the master of arts in industrial relations. Professor Masters received his Ph.D. in labor and industrial relations from the University of Illinois in 1983. He served on the faculty of the Department of Management at Texas A&M University from 1982-1986. He served on the faculty of the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, from 1986-2009.
The United Auto Workers are engaged in high-stakes labor negotiations that could lead to the union’s first simultaneous strike against all of Detroit’s Big Three automakers: General Motors, Ford and Stellantis, the company that owns Chrysler. After decades of making concessions to their employers, the union’s demands for pay increases and better benefits exceed what […]