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A Small Glimmer of Hope

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On November 8, 2019
Well, something is moving into the shuttered Lordstown GM plant. It’s a little bit. General Motors has sold its factory in Lordstown, Ohio, to a company that says it will make electric pickup trucks with union labor at wages comparable to those of the Detroit automakers. The price was not disclosed. The announcement on Thursday […]
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The GM Strike Rolls On

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On September 19, 2019
The UAW’s strike against General Motors continues with no end in sight. This has made me briefly relevant, so here are a few thoughts. First, something that has nothing to do with me. The great labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein tweeted this out: This is the moment the Bernie campaign should urge its own supporters and […]

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

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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 despised two-tiered wage system instituted when the car companies were near death at the end of the last decade. The union has now […]

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

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