Reuss said the bonus payments wouldn't necessarily be tied to just profits, but could also reward vehicle quality. He's already talked to the new United Auto Workers President Bob King about including it in the new contract when the current pact expires in September. He suggested the union boss is open to such a change.
It's obvious that General Motors and Ford is trying to maximize efficiency from workers to have not just quantity but top quality. What of the people who don't care, are too lethargic, too lazy to try hard, work at minimum efficiency and screw over everyone else? Are there any downs to this new contract that GM is trying to pass in their contracts? Will the efforts and efficiency of the workers create max profit?
Overall, it is a great idea to give bonuses based on profit, but it depends on how GM and Ford choose to manage this. Let's just assume this does work and this helps GM and Ford create more jobs that work the auto line, in the end it'll bring good things to everyone. Jobs will be created for more people as demands increase and GM and Ford can't supply with their current work forces. The workers get payed more because of their max effort; this may strengthen the American dollar as economy gets better if more jobs are created.
As optimistic as this all sounds, there probably are some repercussions to all or some factors that may affect this nice idea. Again it all depends on how GM and Ford choose to manage the given bonuses and what not.