Unification and Individualization
February 1993 the industrial trade union IG Metall fought to keep the
timetable for the alignment of wages in East and West Germany.
Pfeiffer, the human resources director of Hochinauf was elected as the
spokesperson of the national employers' association (Arbeitgeberverband).
On the other side the trade union nominated Schwarz, the East Berlin
chairman of the workers' council of Hochinauf. The two played a
prominent part in the media. Hochinauf became a symbol of the
differential treatment of East and West Germans, as employees doing the
same work received different wages.