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Fast-Food Workers' Fight for 15 Is My Fight Too

Letasha Irby | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Letasha Irby

On Tuesday, I'll be joining fast-food workers and other underpaid workers all across the country to demand higher wages and a voice on the job. We have a common fight, and when we stick together, we can win.

Auto Unions To Strike After Talks Collapse

AP | YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business

SEOUL, South Korea -- Labor unions at Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. said workers voted to strike after talks with management fo...

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.

Romney Loves American Cars; Obama Loves American Car Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

He loves owning 'em. He relishes riding them up and down on elevators. But when it comes to showing a little love for car businesses and car workers, Mitt Romney's frigid.

GM To Spend $500 Million On Employee Bonuses, Profit-sharing

AP | By TOM KRISHER | Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- General Motors is likely to spend more than $500 million on employee bonuses and profit-sharing based on the company's performance last yea...

GM, Chrysler White-Collar Workers To Get Bonuses

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Most of the 26,000 white-collar workers at General Motors Co. will get performance bonuses of 4 to 16 percent of their base salaries this ...

Some Detroit Auto Workers Getting Big Checks After Industry's Rebound

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Blue collar auto-workers in Detroit are about to reap some of the benefits from the auto industry's recent success on Wall Street. Industry analysts...

Bob King, UAW Leader: Workers Should Share In Profits If Automakers Recover

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — The man expected to become the next president of the United Auto Workers says workers should share in the profits if the auto industry...

French auto Workers Threaten To Blow Up Factory

AP | HELENE GOUPIL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CHATELLERAULT, France — Laid-off auto-parts workers huddled Thursday around gas canisters tied to an electrical cable, threatening to blow up a ...

Arthur Delaney

No Worker Left Behind: How Michigan Is Trying to Help The Laid-Off | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For almost a decade, Heather Vaughn worked as a spot welder at a factory in Jonesville, Mich., making auto parts for General Motors and others. In Feb...

Hope to Heartache: General Motors and the American Dream

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Moore

The demise of General Motors is more than just the end of a car company and we will be many years measuring the loss.

Obama Declares Himself President-For-Life (No Fooling!)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am ashamed at getting my stimulus bill passed so quickly. Republicans, those masters of bipartisanship, offered their sincere efforts to delay this bill for months and, I admit, I ignored them."

Car Workers Brawl After Dealership Closes (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tensions exploded Tuesday when down-on-their-luck employees of Wayland Chevrolet in Michigan began brawling. The fight broke out hours after the emp...

Detroit's White Collar Workers: Some Worse Off Than Blue Collar Colleagues

New York Times | BILL VLASIC and NICK BUNKLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- For all the ups and downs, and more downs, that white-collar workers here have lived through, they have always managed to put on a brave fa...

It Takes a Movement to Save an Auto Industry

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Picture a massive caravan of thousands of people effected by the auto industry landing up in front of the Capitol demanding action to save their jobs and staying there until Congress acts.

Debunking The $70-An-Hour Auto Worker Gossip

Media Matters | Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Appearing on NPR last week, Times senior business correspondent Micheline Maynard told listeners that the "hourly wage" of Detroit's union autoworkers...

Bridge Loan to Nowhere or Bridge Loan to the 21st Century?

Randi Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randi Rhodes

Should Congress find the votes to take back at least $25 billion and loan it to the auto industry, they ought to attach it to a long list of demands that need to be set down in writing.

Bail Out the Workers, Not the Plants

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amitai Etzioni

Rescuing the Big Three is the contemporary version of saving the buggy and whip makers instead of investing in tomorrow's equivalent of car makers -- green industries, public transportation, and new technologies.

Detroit Has to be Saved

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The de facto Depression underway worldwide will trigger consolidations. Strong will eat weak; cash-rich will eat debt-laden and consumer spending will shrink along with economies.

McCain, Obama On Iraq, Afghanistan And Trade

Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling

Over the course of this week, OffTheBus is running a primer on some of the most important foreign policy issues the next president will face. The primer can act as a guide to how candidates Barack Obama and John McCain stand on each issue. Check out the links for more information on these issues. Today, the primer looks at where Obama and McCain stand on Iraq, Afghanistan and trade policy.

Job Winners and Losers in Hard Times

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Hospitals, schools and the assembly line at an airplane factory look like pretty good places to be with a recession looming and une...