Last week the UAW showed how out of touch it can be. The union organized protests at dozens of Hyundai dealerships in the United States as part of a "global day of action'' to show support for workers in Korea.
It amounted to little more than tilting at windmills.
The specific issue involved a worker at a Hyundai supplier who was fired for reporting sexual harassment, according to the Korean Metal Workers Union. Firing whistle-blowers is wrong, but hardly justification for marching on U.S. dealerships. For all the UAW's righteous indignation and the rhetoric about international solidarity in a global industry where there can be little or none, the only accomplishment was generating a few seconds of video for cable news networks.
Even Don Quixote would be puzzled.