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The Peculiar Politics of Bailing Out Detroit

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

The management of GM doesn't deserve to be bailed out, and it's not clear to me that a bailout would work -- certainly not as long as the company continues its "change as slowly as possible" pace.

The Right Way To Bailout The Auto Industry

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

Up to 3 million jobs -- directly in the industry and secondary jobs that rely on the auto industry's output -- would be effected by a collapse of the industry. That can't happen.

Auto Workers Canvassing for Obama in Va.: "Old Ladies Flipping Me the Bird!"

Adrienne Birecree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adrienne Birecree

DUBLIN, Va. -- When you think of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Southwest Virginia is not the first place that comes to mind. But this region is home t...

GM-Chrysler Merger Deal Would Likely Result In 35,000 Job Cuts

BusinessWeek | David Kiley and David Welch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Taxpayers are already being asked to bail out Detroit. Do they also have to play investment banker for a GM-Chrysler merger -- as well as help out a p...

Videos of the Labor 2008 Program to Elect Pro-Worker Candidates!

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

Here are some fun videos that show you our core program elements.

First US-Built Chinese Vehicle Now On-Sale

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It should make headlines, but it won't. The news: the first major captive import vehicle-maker from China has opened its Oklahoma doors and started-up its assembly line.

UAW Approves Pact With Chrysler

New York Times | Micheline Maynard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

United Automobile Workers members at Chrysler approved a new agreement with the automaker, the union said today, clearing the way for talks to acceler...

UAW's Next Target: Ford

The Street | Nat Worden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With labor talks put to rest at Chrysler, all eyes turn to Ford, where prospects for a deal that pleases Wall Street look increasingly favorable. The...

The Labor Lessons GM Never Learned

The American Prospect | David Moberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In 1970, in the midst of the last national General Motors strike (which lasted for a significant 67 days), UAW president Leonard Woodcock urged Americ...

Impasse Reported In GM-UAW Labor Talks

The New York Times | MICHELINE MAYNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Talks between the United Automobile Workers and General Motors appeared close to an impasse Sunday night, nearly two days after contracts covering 73,...