The United Auto Workers may be out of the hole now that President Bush has approved a $17 billion bailout of the U.S. auto industry, but the union isn't out of the bunker just yet.The UAW is proud of Black Lake Golf Course.
Even as the industry struggles with massive losses, the UAW brass continue to own and operate a $33 million lakeside retreat in Michigan, complete with a $6.4 million designer golf course. And it's costing them millions each year.
Since opening in 2000, the UAW golf course has piled up numerous awards. Black Lake Golf Club placed 25th in Golf Digest's "100 Greatest Public Courses in America" 2005-2006 rankings. The course was also named one of the Top 50 public golf courses for women in the country by Golf for Women magazine.An annual membership is bargain-priced at $1,000 per UAW member.
Hey Gettelfinger, remember the uproar when Big 3 management flew by private jets to beg for money before Congress? By the same token it's hard to take your organization seriously when the UAW shakes down auto workers so that UAW leaders can keep their swank private golf club and resort.