In this essay, we disprove the “greedy union” narrative. Relying on an analytic history of the rise and decline of the Detroit production culture, we demonstrate that the decline of the Detroit region resulted from management’s decision to reorganize production to prevent the workers from using their structural leverage to gain a share of control over production processes.

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