United Auto Workers News
Bankruptcy Judge to Hear Detroit Bankruptcy Case, Blocking Pension Funds' Move to Stop Filing
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled that his federal court will hear Detroit's bankruptcy case, creating an obstacle to the pensioners who challenged the constitutionality of last week's historic $18 billion bankruptcy filing . Michael Nicholson, general counsel for the United Auto Workers,
Ford Confirms Small Car Production Moving From US to Mexico
Ford Motor Co. says it's moving all of its U.S. small car production to Mexico . Ford CEO Mark Fields confirmed the long-expected move Wednesday during an event for investors and Wall Street analysts. Ford currently makes its Fiesta subcompact in Mexico, but its Focus and C-Max small cars are made
What You Should Know About the Possible UAW Strike Against Fiat Chrysler
A potential strike by the United Automobile Workers union against Fiat Chrysler could have a lasting impact on car buyers. A midnight deadline looms over Fiat Chrysler after the UAW notified the Italian-American carmaker yesterday that the union is ending its labor contract at 11:59 p.m. ET
'Joe the Plumber' Finds New Job, Nasty New Nickname
Looks like “Joe the Plumber” has landed himself a new job – and a new, unsavory nickname. Just four days into his union job at Chrysler, Joe Wurzelbacher says a co-worker called him a “teabagger.” Wurzelbacher catapulted into the national spotlight in 2008 when he...
50 DREAMers Who Prove Deportation Relief Was Smart
On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced a new government program that would give deportation relief to young undocumented immigrants who met certain qualifications. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program offered DREAMers -- young people born abroad, but raised here -- a
Where's The Money: Chinese Investments in U.S.
In an unprecedented California summit this weekend, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will discuss a wide range of topics. With China's economy expanding at an exponential rate, strategic Chinese investments in U.S. companies are sure to be discussed when the two global powers
Web Extra: Read an Excerpt of James Carville and Stan Greenberg's Book
Excerpted from IT'S THE MIDDLE CLASS, STUPID! by James Carville and Stan Greenberg by arrangement with Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Copyright © James Carville and Stan Greenberg, 2012. 1. WE ARE WRITING THIS BOOK BECAUSE WE FAILED AND THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH There's no other
Michigan Gov. Faces 'Right to Work' Choice
The scene in Michigan today is a familiar one. A Republican governor from a Midwest industrial state supports legislation that stymies the influence of labor unions. If the bill is signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan will become the 24th state to adopt a right-to-work law--and the strong
The Significance of Michigan's Battle (The Note)
By AMY WALTER (@amyewalter), ELIZABETH HARTFIELD (@lizhartfield) and CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) NOTABLES: GOV. HALEY WON’T PICK A PLACEHOLDER FOR DEMINT SEAT. IS TIM SCOTT THE INEVITABLE CHOICE? Saying that she did not want to “tie the hands” of her appointee to the U.S. Senate seat...