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Bob King

Attention Turns To GOP Promise Of Jobs After Major Defeat

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG and TOM KRISHER | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Republicans fighting a yearslong unionization effort at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee painted a grim picture in the da...

Dave Jamieson

White House: No Bailout For Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Public workers and residents in Detroit shouldn't expect their city to be bailed out by the federal government. But during a meeting at ...

NKorea Blocks U.S. Envoy Seeking Release Of American Prisoner

AP | MATTHEW LEE and MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American,...

U.S. Envoy To Visit NKorea To Call For Release Of American Prisoner

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — A senior U.S. envoy will travel to North Korea this week to seek the release of an American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in ...

Dave Jamieson

Romney's Auto Rescue Spin 'Dishonest, Ridiculous,' Says Auto Union Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During one of the first exchanges of Tuesday night's debate, Mitt Romney tried to argue that the vision he had for Detroit's auto makers...

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.

'99 Percent' Get Set To Protest GE

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2012 | Detroit

* GE shareholders to meet in Detroit on Wednesday * "99 Percent" group says to protest low GE tax bill * GE CFO says "tr...

Automaker CEO Suddenly Way Richer

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business

By Deepa Seetharaman March 6 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Alan Mulally was awarded shares in the No. 2 U.S. automaker wh...

Simone Landon

LOOK: Auto Workers Protest Romney, Praise Obama In Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 02.24.2012 | Detroit

Around 250 auto workers and supporters marched in Detroit Friday to send a message to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney: "Don't bet agains...

UAW Says No Foreign Target This Year

Posted 12.07.2011 | Detroit

The UAW shifted gears on its organizing strategy, today, announcing it would not target a foreign auto manufacturer with plants in the United States f...

Ford Workers Support United Auto Workers Contract

AP | By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 12.17.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- Workers at some of Ford Motor Co.'s largest local unions have approved a new labor contract with the company, making it likely that the fou...

Report: America's Richest Union Living Beyond Its Means

Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Reuters) - Bob King, the president of the United Auto Workers, has a problem: the labor union that credits itself with creating the Ameri...

It Is Time to Get It Right

Ed Lawler | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Ed Lawler

It truly is a national tragedy that the auto industry did not develop a mutually beneficial labor management relationship decades ago. Let's hope they get it right this time.

Talks Between GM, Auto Workers Union Heat Up

Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

(Bernie Woodall and Deepa Seetharaman) - Contract talks between General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union have intensified and shifted t...

Auto Union Wants Bigger Cut Of Detroit Success

AP | Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher | Posted 09.24.2011 | Business

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- To help American carmakers stay in business, autoworkers grudgingly gave up pay raises and some benefits four years ago. ...

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.

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.

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...