Volkswagen To Recognize UAW In Tennessee

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A common myth: the auto industry is dying. The reality: no, it’s increasing employment but largely in NON-UNION assembly plants in the South owned by foreign companies like Mercedes and Nissan, and at independent parts suppliers. Let’s see if this breaks open some new opportunities.

Tiresome

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   Some day, one would hope, journalists would stop accepting the usual erroneous assumptions. One of the biggest has to do with the unionized auto industry. Today, The Wall Street …

UAW-GM Bankruptcy Deal

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   My obvious failure to post in the morning was not due to laziness or sleeping late (oh, that would be nice). Rather, it was a hectic morning but, here …

UAW-Chrysler Update

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   You probably have heard that a deal was reach between the UAW and Chrysler. Like last week, though, it’s really had to tell from reading the traditional media what …

Ta-Ta To The Middle Class

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   It is endlessly fascinating and grotesque at the same time (I have these combined feelings a lot these days–maybe I need professional help) to read media reports about the …

Auto Bankruptcy Closer?

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   This is news that is both somewhat expected and also worrisome, from The Wall Street Journal this morning: Outside advisers to the U.S. Treasury have started lining up the …

Saving The Auto Industry

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   Way back when the UAW negotiated with the Big Three in 2007, the union agreed to set up Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Associations (VEBA) to handle health care liabilities. It …

Don’t Blame Workers

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   I’ve made the point over the past many months that the current financial crisis will be used–and has been used–as a cover to attack workers and, particularly unions. There …

Auto Workers, Labor and Obama

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   Today, I’m going to be talking about labor and the president-elect with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, who, for non-New Yorkers, has one of the most interesting radio talk shows in …

Auto Workers In The Cross Hairs

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   Even though I’ve suggested that auto workers should not pay for the mistakes made by the industry’s executives, the drumbeat has been pretty persistent that the workers will take …

Rocking Atlantic City

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   Never been to Atlantic City. Not that I don’t like the occasional trip to lose a little money (notice that I am honest and don’t pretend to win…overall). Just …

UAW, German Strike News

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    Two quick hits on strike news. Last week, I wrote about the UAW strike at American Axle, in the context of how African-American workers, in particular, are being hurt …

UAW, German Strike News

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    Two quick hits on strike news. Last week, I wrote about the UAW strike at American Axle, in the context of how African-American workers, in particular, are being hurt …