“For context, right now, the Detroit Three automakers shoulder about $64 per hour per worker, including all wages and benefits. The UAW’s suite of compensation-related demands would roughly double that total hourly labor bill to about $130, according to calculations from Colin Langan, an analyst at Wells Fargo.
“Now consider these firms’ competitors. Foreign automakers operating in the United States (Toyota, Hyundai, etc.) pay their workers about $55 per hour all in. Tesla is estimated to pay workers somewhere in the mid-$40s.”