According to him, the union employees know how to do the work better and are more experienced but the EWA workers attitude and work ethic was night and day. He said it was refreshing that the EWA'ers actually were respectful and wanted to get things done as opposed to the constant whining with the union employees.
He also said asking the union employees to do ANYTHING that might be considered above and beyond was out of the question. They do the bare minimum they need to in order to get by "on a good day".
I thought his comments were really telling. No one expected the managers to be as good technically as the union people -- these managers went to college to avoid having a career climbing poles -- but it sure sounds like productivity and attitude of the replacement workers was no contest.