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Obama: GM IPO Proves Government Made The Right 'Tough Decisions' On Rescue

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday celebrated the return of a reborn General Motors to the U.S. stock market, saying it shows some ...

UAW In Talks To Unionize Other U.S. Auto Plants

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers has had preliminary private discussions with some nonunion automakers about organizing U.S. plants as it ...

Class Warfare and Korea "Free Trade": An Open Letter to UAW, My Union

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

So-called "free trade" is part of the relentless class warfare under way in America. And the so-called "free trade" deal with South Korea is no except...

UAW President: Critics of Korea Treaty Don't Represent Workers

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

UAW President Bob King has sparked outraged among progressives and the labor movement by endorsing the Korea Free Trade Agreement. Here's what he told me about it.

Is All Hope Gone?

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Obama's emerging political strategy is what I have called DC centrism: things popular with the Washington Post and DC pundits that have no popularity with actual middle class swing voters or the base voters Obama desperately needs to re-energize.

UAW Gets 800 Jobs for Endorsing Obama's NAFTA-Style Korea Trade Deal, Which Will Cost 159,000 US Jobs

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Hamsher

By endorsing this agreement, UAW President Bob King demonstrates that the UAW has become a Chinese-style union: much closer to the interests of management and government than its line workers.

The F Word: Profits, Pensions, and the Return of GM

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Today marked the return of automaker GM to public trading on the stock market. All hail the American automakers, returning to profitability in a littl...

GM IPO Ranks As The Biggest In U.S. History

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Clare Baldwin and Soyoung Kim) - NEW YORK (Reuters) -General Motors Co shares gained as much as 9 percent on Thursday as investors bet th...

5 Reasons To Avoid Buying GM's IPO

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (BY, SHARON SILKE CARTY) -- General Motors executives are playing up three bright spots in the company's future as they try to persuade invest...

Ford Profit Soars As It Grabs Bigger Market Share

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford is on a roll. Its popular new cars and trucks are grabbing a bigger share of the U.S. market. It's about to erase a big ...

The New Normal in Manufacturing and Housing

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barry D. Wood

Unemployment in Pontiac, Michigan is at 30 percent. And if housing needs to lead us out of the recession, the hard times will be with us quite a while longer. Welcome to the new normal in manufacturing and housing.

Happy F**kin' Labor Day!

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Dear Rahm Emanuel, I read this week that during White House meetings about how to save the tens of thousands of jobs that would be lost if GM and Chrysler collapsed, your response was, "F**k the UAW!" Let me give you a little f**king lesson.

Friday Talking Points [137] -- Listen To Westen And Lakoff, Democrats!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, I heard an interesting take on the political scene: that both parties seem to be trying mightily to lose the upcoming midterm elections. R...

Not Your Father's UAW

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Instead of being blamed for chasing investment away from industrial states, the United Auto Workers may become the place to turn to ensure a company's success.

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...

NYU Graduate Employees File for Union Recognition, Hope to Overturn Bush Era Ruling

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Graduate employees at NYU hope to become the first union of its kind at a private university since they were stripped of federal labor law protections by Bush appointees in 2004.

GM Shows First Profit Since 2007

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — In less than a year, General Motors Co. has roared back from bankruptcy to a quarterly profit. Now comes the hard part: Sustaining the...

CEOs, Union Leader Agree: Manufacturing Strategy Crucial

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Since precious few Americans, even those in the same political party, agree on how to realign America, a typecast smack down between CEOs and unionists might have begun when they met. But it didn't.

Ford Workers Reject Contract changes

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. workers have overwhelmingly rejected contract changes that would have allowed the automaker to cut labor costs, leaving...

Growing Up in Detroit: Community Organizing With Mostaccioli

Nancy Cronk | Posted 02.07.2012 | Detroit
Nancy Cronk

Raising a big family was tough for my parents. Feeding 11 people on an auto-workers income meant everything my parents did required effort and creativity.

The Cause of Our Lives: Meaningful Health Care Reform

Ron Gettelfinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Gettelfinger

Healthy economies and healthy communities require good jobs and good wages. The collective voice of a union is the only instrument workers have to put a check on corporate power.

The Cause of Our Lives: Meaningful Health Care Reform

Ron Gettelfinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Gettelfinger

Healthy economies and healthy communities require good jobs and good wages. The collective voice of a union is the only instrument workers have to put a check on corporate power.

The Old Packard Plant: From the Detroit Stories

Lester Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lester Sloan

While the old Packard is an image of urban decay, it has nothing to do with the demise of the auto industry as we know it today.

GM Likely To Lay Off Thousands Of Factory Workers

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — About 6,000 General Motors Co. blue-collar workers have taken the latest round of early retirement and buyout offers, but it fell shor...

AIG Shows Why We Need the Employee Free Choice Act

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

Unions, representing the combined interests of everyday Americans, can be a valuable instrument in fighting for the interests of all, not just those at the top.