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We Have a Right to Fight Back Against Right-to-Work Laws

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Whether it's a statutory initiative, a veto referendum or an outright recall election, we must take action in Michigan and anywhere workers' rights are under threat. There has been far too much sacrifice to secure our ability to collectively bargain and create fairer working conditions for us to give up now.

10 Questions for Women Who Make Cars in Detroit

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 02.06.2013 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

A few weeks ago, I sat down with General Motors' Vehicle Line Manager Tracy Mack-Askew and Aerodynamic Development Lead Engineer Suzy Cody to talk with both women about what it's like to be a woman building cars in Detroit.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #9, Saved the U.S. Auto Industry

Bernard Whitman | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

The big three automakers -- GM, Ford, and Chrysler -- are profitable for the first time in seven years. GM recorded its highest profits ever in 2011, earning $9.19 billion, the most in its 103-year history.

Why China Isn't Building Cars For America

Detroit News / Detroit Free Press | Alisa Priddle | Posted 01.06.2013 | Detroit

Making cars in China has been used to scare voters and even Chrysler workers in the presidential campaign's waning days, but the reality is Chinese-as...

Saving Michigan's Auto Industry And Michigan Families

Beth Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Beth Cox

Communities in Michigan have suffered enough. Collective bargaining is a fundamental right that we must preserve for future generations. It works and it is time we allow it to work for more Michiganders.

Groups Attacks Obama Over Autobailout

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

The American Future Fund, a "dark money" conservative nonprofit group, reported spending $2.8 million for the final days of the presidential campaign ...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Caught Between Economic Philosophy And Swing State Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Friday promoted a USA Today op-ed published online by Hal Sperlich, the former president of Chrysler Corporation, endorsing ...

Was Romney Blind to His Adviser's Vulture Fund?

Carl Pope | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

The facts are simple. Mitt Romney's blind-trust invested more than a million dollars in a "vulture fund" managed by Paul Singer, a Romney adviser. Here is the tangled web that leads to lost American jobs -- and a 3,000% profit for Singer and Romney.

The Plain Truth on Auto Jobs

Scott Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Scott Paul

The implication made by the Romney ad plays on the fears of millions of American manufacturing workers who face the very real threat of having their jobs outsourced. These workers don't deserve pandering, nor do they deserve falsehoods.

Romney Re-Floats the Swift Boat

Eliot Daley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eliot Daley

Imagine: If George Romney were still CEO of an auto company, Mitt Romney's own father would be among those having to publicly declare that this unprincipled man is lying. At long last, Mitt, have you no decency?

Game Changer in Ohio: Cars

Richard Trumka | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Nothing illustrates the choice between the two presidential candidates better than the 2009 rescue of the auto industry. And, despite Mitt Romney's efforts to distort the contrast with patently dishonest claims and a new TV ad, the auto rescue may turn out to be the deciding factor in the election.

Dave Jamieson

Romney Making 'Desperate' Play On Coal, Auto Industries: Union Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka assailed Mitt Romney on Monday for his campaign's recent criticism of President Barack Obama on coal an...

Obama's Battleground Boost Driven By Auto Industry Rebound

Bloomberg | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

Chrysler Group LLC is hiring more than 1,100 new workers at its sprawling Toledo, Ohio, manufacturing complex. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is looking for hun...

Presidential Elections Aside, Change Can Happen

Laura Lightbody | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Laura Lightbody

It is not Congress that built the auto industry in the 1920s, and it's not Congress that is going to discover the next revolutionary technology. Progress and hope are visible outside of Washington.

Mitt Romney's Say Anything Strategy

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

At this stage of the campaign, it no longer even makes sense to try judging Romney's candidacy by his views. He has too many irreconcilable differences with the truth for that -- and it's those differences that disqualify him from holding the highest elected office in the land.

Is Romney the Teflon Candidate?

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
John Blumenthal

Is it because of the economy? Perhaps, but the economy is improving. Is it Obamacare? Is it the fabricated perception that Barack Obama is a weak president? Have the Republicans successfully convinced Americans that his foreign policy has lowered America's stature around the world?

Morgan Freeman and Bruce Springsteen Stand up for Obama and America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In the closing days of a high-stakes election that will be determined by turnout, great stars such as Morgan Freeman and Bruce Springsteen stand tall fighting for the future of America.

Obama Wins Foreign Policy Debate on ... Ohio?

William Bradley | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Romney clearly wanted to get through the final debate without getting embarrassed on topics he knows relatively little about, despite having been running for president for the past seven years.

Honda Recalls Popular Vehicle Because It Might Catch On Fire

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

TOKYO, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said it would recall about 489,000 CR-Vs in Europe and the United States after finding rain water may enter ...

The High Engagement Work Culture: A New Perspective for Framing the Debate About Capitalism

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Peter Smirniotopoulos

To my knowledge, no one has taken a look at the symptomatology leading up to the 2008 crash from the perspective of Wall Street's prevailing corporate culture, with the insights only these two authors can provide.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #8, Prevented Another Great Depression

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

To prevent another Great Depression, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act less than a month after being sworn into office. Since then, we've seen eleven consecutive quarters of GDP growth, and thirty straight months of private-sector job growth.

Why Electric Cars Are Our Future

Bill Destler | Posted 12.01.2012 | Technology
Bill Destler

Here are a few of the reasons that I have learned that lead me to believe that within 50 years a majority of our cars will be equipped with electric drivetrains.

The Fiat Monopoly Produced Only Damage

Maurizio Landini | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Maurizio Landini

The Italian government has to guarantee union rights and a democracy within the Fiat group, and demand a credible investment plan starting now.

The Contrast Couldn't be Sharper

Carl Pope | Posted 11.24.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

For the first time in my memory we have a Presidential candidate killing an entire industry, a major industrial success story -- perhaps because he is being amply paid by the Koch Brothers to do so.

You Won't Need A Driver's License By 2040

Wired | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology

The timeline for autonomous cars hitting the road en masse keeps getting closer. GM's Cadillac division expects to produce partially autonomous cars a...