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Autoworkers

'Everyone Works For The Auto Industry': Michigan Readers On Right-To-Work, Part Two

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.12.2012 | Detroit

On Tuesday, the Michigan Legislature approved a right-to-work bill that critics say could break the back of organized labor in the state. Later that d...

Obama Administration Makes History by Raising Fuel Standards to 54.5 MPG

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Today ushers in a new era for American drivers. Soon we will save thousands of dollars every year at the gas pump. Car buyers will be able to choose from hundreds of models that combine fuel-efficiency, high performance and safety. And workers will find half a million new jobs building the cars of future.

Ford Motor Co. Doesn't Need These Autoworkers Anymore

AP | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — About 1,700 Ford Motor Co. factory workers have decided to take early retirement offers and will leave the company by June 1. ...

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...

The New Poor: How Employers Are Eliminating Some Jobs Forever

nytimes.com | CATHERINE RAMPELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For the last two years, the weak economy has provided an opportunity for employers to do what they would have done anyway: dismiss millions of people ...

Ford Adds 1,200 Workers At Far South Side Plant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn and Mayor Richard M. Daley spoke to a crowd of cheering auto workers at a South Side Ford plant Tuesday, where they announced that ...

Retired Auto Workers Have Their Say (Video)

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

This video is the first in a series of discussions with a group of retired autoworkers in Detroit.

The Death of GM: A Much Needed Wake-Up Call

Bobbie Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bobbie Wasserman

This is not a worker problem, it's a management problem. Autoworkers produce quality products. It was management that decided what those products would be.

Friday Talking Points [79] -- Judicial Activism And Bias

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Judicial activism" (or, alternatively, "legislating from the bench") is defined -- no matter what your political beliefs -- as "judges not ruling the...

An Apology Regarding My Letterman Appearance and a Clarification on U.S. Autoworkers

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alec Baldwin

While on the David Letterman program, I joked that I might need a "mail-order bride" to achieve the goal of having more children in my life. I believe that most people understood that this was a joke and took it as such.

Make Wall Street Take The Same Deal The Autoworkers Get

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Weigant

If we're going to minutely examine autoworkers' wages, and dictate the travel plans of one industry we are bailing out, then it seems eminently reasonable to do the same for the banking industry.

Friday Talking Points [57] -- End Of Prohibition 75th Anniversary Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Brian Williams, NBC's talking head extraordinaire, is probably a decent guy, a guy with whom you could sit down and have a beer. [More on the alcohol...