CAn you imagine just what it must be worth to put up with the chronic whining of these union thugs on a daily basis? That alone makes management priceless. Addtionally, remember unions almost devistated CAT back in the 1980s. Todays management is not afraid of union goons and by not only putting up with the goons shows that they will never again take CAT down!
Management salaries and stock options increase the cost of the product, yet they add nothing to the making of the product. Unions are such a small part of the Caterpillar budget it is laughable how you make them out to be the bad guys. Greed at the top!