There was a vote, you're probably aware of, last February or so of workers to decide to stay with the TQM or to revert to the traditional UAW way of doing things. The vote came down about 2/3rds, I think, for the TQM.
Why? There was a vicious campaign waged by both mgmt and the union leadership together against the dissidents who advocating rejecting TQM. The very well financed propaganda, slick manipulation and outright intimidation resulted in the intended effect.
--- Sarah Luthens <ssaraht at aol.com>