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'Choice': Another Republican Lie

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Republican-led legislatures across the nation are making controversial changes to many laws under the guise of "choice." Charter schools give families a "choice" of where to send their children. Right to work gives workers a "choice" to join a union. The truth is, "choice" is a red herring in these political discussions.

Which Automotive Brands are Getting it Right?

Brian Moody | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

A few weeks ago after enjoying some drinks at the bar, a friend asked me, "Which car companies are just totally getting it right these days?" At the time, I had trouble narrowing it down. But after returning from the action-packed press days of the New York Auto Show, I have my answer.

Dave Jamieson

Messy Union Battle Comes To An End

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business

The United Auto Workers union announced Monday that it withdrew its challenge to the closely watched Volkswagen union election that took place in Tenn...

Unions Labeled. Workers Trapped.

Frank Islam | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Frank Islam

American unions came into existence because they were a necessity to create balance in an economic system that was out of balance. We have similar circumstances today.

The V8 Hotel Lets You Sleep in Your Favorite Vintage Cars

Thrillist | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Giving new meaning to the phrase "asleep at the wheel," the V8's a 34-room German hotel dedicated to all things car that boasts a vintage auto museum, elaborately themed rooms tricked out with original parts/ memorabilia, and its own brew pub.

Dave Jamieson

Senator Declares Himself 'Public Enemy Number One' Of Labor Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United Auto Workers union may feel that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) interfered in its election at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga ea...

Is South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Violating Her Own State Law?

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

It's not clear what South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is trying to accomplish when she says, as she did on Feb. 20, that corporations with union representation shouldn't even think about locating in her state.

Only Aggressive Action Will Save the American Labor Movement

Alan Singer | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

Only aggressive action is going to save the American labor movement. When laws are made by the rich and powerful to serve their interests, organized workers need to stop obeying the laws.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 2/21/14

John Zipperer | Posted 04.23.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see how on top of the news you are. Here are some random but real hints: drive different; das wahlkampf; th...

'The Wrong Side of History'

Carl Pope | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

Apart from the outcome, the VW organizing drive revealed precisely how hollow conservative objections to government taking sides are -- it's all about what side government takes.

Turns Out Anti-Union Volkswagen Workers May Have Screwed Themselves And The South

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Volkswagen employees may have made a huge mistake when they rejected union membership on Friday. Employees at VW's Chattanooga plant voted against ...

Show This To The Next Person Who Argues We Don't Need Unions

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

The decline in union membership in the United States has consequences reaching well outside the factory walls, among them: Fueling the rise of income ...

Dave Jamieson

Did Unions Suffer A Massive Loss Because Of GOP Meddling?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Tennessee Volkswagen workers were voting last week on whether or not to have the United Auto Workers represent them, Sen. Bob Corker ...

Senator Corker Must Be Held Accountable for Attacking VW Workers

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Civil rights and human rights groups, democracy groups, and progressive labor all need to rally against Corker and his allies and on behalf of the courageous leaders of the UAW in the Chattanooga plant.

Volkswagen Enters The United Auto Workers Fray

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2014 | Business

* Labour influence key to VW's strategy * Workers on Friday voted against representation by UAW union * VW labour repre...

Scary Chattanoogan Billboards: Swaying 86 People With Mystery Money and Veiled Threats

Kevin Walsh | Posted 04.17.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Yesterday in Tennessee, in a narrow vote swung by just six percent, the United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize the Chattanooga Volkswagen workers fell short, 712-626. The 'yes' votes began to fade away in the final two weeks due to a barrage of billboards like the following...

Taking the Wheel on Social Media Sunday

Vinay Shahani | Posted 04.13.2014 | Media
Vinay Shahani

In the past, advertisers' hard work was over before kickoff. But the recent through-the-roof levels of social media engagement proved that those days are over.

GOP Denies Workers' Right to Unionize

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans believe, for example, that business should be free from the kind of government regulation that would prevent chemical companies from spewing poison into West Virginia drinking water. When it comes to freedom for workers, though, the GOP is all about squelching that.

Just How Sexist Were This Year's Super Bowl Ads?

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women

Watching the Super Bowl is just as much about the ads as it is about football. And given that the outcome of last night's game was pretty clear from h...

Super Bowl 2014 Ads: Five That Will Blow You Away

Greg Archer | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Forget the real field goals for a moment and savor the creative touchdowns several advertisers hope to make in Super Bowl 2014 on Sunday.

Volkswagen Teaser Makes Fun Of Super Bowl Ads

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

It's not easy coming up with a winning Super Bowl spot. Every year, advertisers pay upwards of $4 million for commercials during the most-watched ...

More Big News From Volkswagen

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen's new seven-passenger SUV will go on sale in the U.S. in 2016. The German automaker's CEO, Martin Winterkorn, confirmed t...

Oysters + Beer + Red VW Bus = Best San Francisco Tour Ever

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco

Of all the cardinal sins of San Francisco, seeing the picturesque city from the confines of a big, out-of-place tour bus ranks among the worst. En...

Marketing Fails: 5 Examples of Technology That Did More Harm Than Good

VisualNews.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
VisualNews.com

Marketing always sounds easier in theory than it is in practice. Even with a solid concept, outlining the execution often proves to be as difficult as coming up an idea to begin with.

GOPers Know Best - NOT

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In the radio version of Father Knows Best, the patriarch was an arrogant potentate. He would say, for example, "What a bunch of stupid children I have!" That is how Republicans have always regarded workers. Now they've revealed they feel the same way about CEOs.