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So….tonight’s entry is perhaps a bit disturbing. Basically, in the 1940s, General Motors made a bunch of short films concerning animals doing funny things. I’m not real sure where they were shown, perhaps as shorts before feature films. In any case, one of the classics, such as it is, is this battle for the Pussyweight […]
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How GM Repaid the UAW

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On October 4, 2019
During the auto bailout, GM demanded all sorts of things from the United Auto Workers, including the hideous two-tiered contracts that the union is fighting against today. Julianne Malveaux’s essay on how GM betrayed the UAW in the aftermath of those worker sacrifices is well worth reading. “We gave up a cost-of-living increase, a dollar-an-hour […]

UAW Strike

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On September 17, 2019

These have not been great days for the United Auto Workers. The recent closing of several GM plants, including the iconic Lordstown plant, is basically the end of industrial unionism in America. There

UAW/GM Negotiations

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On November 7, 2015

The latest in the United Auto Workers’ negotiations with the Big Three is pretty interesting. As I discussed earlier, the UAW forged an agreement with Chrysler that at least rolls back the despi

GM and Heartland

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On March 6, 2012
General Motors is feeling some heat for its support of the Heartland Institute and their extremist climate change denying agenda. It’s sad to see GM working with these extremists, but it’s not surprising. The auto companies fear changes in American transportation habits as much as the petroleum companies fear wind energy. GM could work harder […]
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