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UAW President Indicted

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On March 5, 2020
It’s a bit galling that the New Gilded Age has unleashed uncontrolled rich people behavior with levels of naked corruption unseen in decades, with the most corrupt of all of them now in the White House, while the government seeks to crack down on union leaders when they engage in lower level corruption. However, there’s […]
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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 […]
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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 just isn’t much left as these last unions wind down. Moreover, UAW leadership is corrupt and have been using union dues to […]
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On May 23, 1950, the United Auto Workers and General Motors came to an agreement that became known as the Treaty of Detroit. This landmark agreement created labor peace in the auto industry but at the cost of the end of the the UAW’s attempt to gain greater control over production decisions and challenging the […]
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