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what i'm reading: beaten down, worked up: the past, present, and future of american labor

Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor by Steven Greenhouse is exactly what the subtitle says: a history and analysis of the rise, decline, and re-emergence of the labour movement in the United States. Although the context is American, the lessons in the stories easily apply to Canada, and perhaps globally, to labour movements everywhere. Greenhouse covered labour issues for The New York Times for more than 30 years. It's obvious that the research for Beaten D...
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In Boston, Museum Of Fine Art Workers Vote, In An Absolute Landslide, For A Union

And what union will the more than 200 museum employees be joining? “The vote, which passed by a margin of 133 to 14, means employees across some 30 departments are eligible to join United Auto Workers Local 2110 at a time of deep economic uncertainty.” – The Boston Globe
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Joe Biden's climate plan is great news for Tesla, Wall Street analyst says

A Tesla flying "Black Lives Matter", Joe Biden, and American flags drives past President Donald Trump's golf club, Trump National, on August 30, 2020 in Sterling,Virginia. SAMUEL CORUM/Agence France-Presse/AFP via Getty Images Tesla is the biggest potential beneficiary from Joe Biden's climate-change plans, according to one Wall Street analyst. Garrett Nelson of CFRA Research says Biden's proposed acceleration of charging points and EV tax credits are great news for Tesla.  Biden's pla...
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GM will spend $2 billion reinventing one of its famous factories to build the new Cadillac Lyriq EV

GM's Spring Hill factory in Tennessee was built to make Saturns. GM General Motors will invest $2 billion to transform its Spring Hill, Tennessee factory in order to build the new Cadillac Lyriq EV. Spring Hill opened in 1990 and gained fame for assembling Saturn vehicles as GM pioneered a "different kind of car company." GM also said it would invest hundreds of millions into five other US factories. The Spring Hill news comes not long after GM announced a $2.2 billion investment to sh...
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Federal inquiries, allegations of sexual assault, a resignation, and billions on the line: Here's everything you need to know about Nikola and its founder's controversial last 5 weeks

On the left, GM's CEO and chairman, Mary Barra. On the right, Nikola's founder and former CEO Trevor Milton. AP Photo/Paul Sancya; REUTERS/Massimo Pinca Automotive giant General Motors and electric vehicle startup Nikola announced a $2 billion deal in early September. In the weeks since, Nikola and its founder, Trevor Milton, have been embroiled in controversy. Since then, Milton has stepped down as the executive Chairman of Nikola's board, and has faced additional accusations incl...
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Another Former UAW President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Dennis Williams, the former president of the United Auto Workers, pleaded guilty to embezzling union funds on Wednesday. His copping to the conspiracy charge comes after his successor, Gary Jones, similarly pleaded guilty to misappropriating more than $1.5 million from the UAW in June. They’re joined by numerous co-conspirators that have been caught in a […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investigations, Autos, Automotive Industry, Gary Jones, UAW, United Auto Workers, Dennis Williams, News Blog, Union News, Union Corruption, Federal Probes

The director of 'Friday Night Lights' made a documentary about how Ford and the UAW pulled together to fight the coronavirus — here's the story of how it happened

Ford has produced 50,000 ventilators. Ford Director Peter Berg worked with Ford and the UAW to make "On the Line", a short documentary about the company and the union's joint effort to produce millions of face masks and other protective gear, as well as 50,000 ventilators, as the coronavirus pandemic was raging in early 2020 and Ford's factories were shut down. Within weeks, Ford and the UAW devised a plan to bring volunteer workers to facilities to produce the urgently needed medical tech...
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Empty corporate statements don't help fix racial inequality, but workers unionizing can

United Auto Workers union members picket at the General Motors Hamtramck plant for the sixth week of their national strike against General Motors on October 25, 2019 in Hamtramck, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Protests against police brutality across the nation have forced businesses to have difficult conversations about diversity and race.Many companies and corporations responded to the movement with empty statements and actions that won't yield results.An actually effective way for...
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Ex-UAW Prez Dennis Williams Snared by Corruption Probe, Charged With Embezzlement

The writing was on the wall for months, ever since federal agents raided former United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams’ home last September. Since hosting those gun-toting visitors, Williams cooled his heels, uncharged by waiting for the inevitable hammer to drop. We say inevitable, as Williams’ name was mentioned as a co-conspirator in the trial […] The post Ex-UAW Prez Dennis Williams Snared by Corruption Probe, Charged With Embezzlement appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Corruption, Government, Williams, Autos, Law And Order, Crime And Punishment, UAW, United Auto Workers, Dennis Williams, News Blog, Union News

GM alleges Fiat Chrysler spent millions to bribe UAW leaders

General Motors is asking a federal judge to reconsider his dismissal of a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler based on new allegations that FCA bribed union officials and GM employees with millions stashed in secret foreign bank accounts. GM alleges that bribes were paid to former United Auto Workers Presidents Dennis Williams and Ron Gettelfinger, as well as Vice President Joe Ashton.
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Former Rep. Esteban Torres receives UCLA Medal

Former Rep. Esteban Torres, a one-time welder in an auto plant who became U.S. ambassador to UNESCO and director of the White House Office of Hispanic Affairs before serving eight terms in the House, has received the UCLA Medal, the university’s highest honor. Torres was also a union organizer, artist and advocate for diversity in media as chair of the National Latino Media Council. “It was my privilege to present the UCLA Medal to former Congressman Esteban Torres today,” UCLA Chancellor Gene B...
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GM wants judge removed in legal fight with Fiat Chrysler

DETROIT — General Motors asked a federal appeals court Friday to overturn an order that requires its CEO to meet with the head of Fiat Chrysler by next week to try to settle a lawsuit related to corruption by union leaders.GM also asked the appeals court to remove U.S. District Judge Paul Borman from the case.GM is suing crosstown rival FCA alleging that it got an advantage by paying off union leaders to reduce labour costs during contract talks. FCA's former labour chief, Al Iacobelli, is ...
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UAW to sell lake home built for ex-president under scrutiny

The United Auto Workers said it has accepted an offer on a lakefront house in northern Michigan, three months after federal prosecutors warned that it could be confiscated as part of a corruption investigation. Cabin 4 at a UAW conference center on Black Lake was being built for former union President Dennis Williams, who retired in 2018. While the property was listed at $1.3 million, the U.S. Attorney's Office in March filed an affidavit in Cheboygan County, warning that the government had fa...
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Ex-UAW Prez Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

Gary Jones, the former United Auto Workers president who stepped down last November amid growing suspicion of wrongdoing, pleaded guilty Wednesday to involvement in a racketeering scheme that saw UAW officials soak themselves in funds earmarked for workers. Jones is the biggest fish thus far caught in a wide net cast by federal investigators — […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Corruption, Autos, Law And Order, Jones, Crime And Punishment, Gary Jones, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Union News

Violent Protests Could be a Gift to Trump

The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis was racial injustice at its worst. But the violent protests that it has sparked may have no good effect for those who have suffered from racial discrimination and, more broadly, for Americans who fear another four years of Donald Trump. A political scientist, Omar Wasow, cautiously makes the case in a New Yorker interview that these violent protests help law and order Republicans. I was actually around in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and have studied the political...
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Ford made its police SUV heat itself up to more than 133 degrees to kill the coronavirus (F)

Ford has added a technology to its Police Interceptor Utility that can increase the interior temperature beyond 133 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes to kill the novel coronavirus. That's about as hot as one of the hottest places on Earth: Death Valley, California. Ford worked with Ohio State and police departments to develop the technology. Ford has a longstanding relationship with law enforcement as a supplier of vehicles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you've ever l...
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General Motors and its battery partner are building a new factory in Ohio as the carmaker prepares to reveal 22 new electrified vehicles by 2023 (GM)

General Motors and LG Chem have named their joint venture "Ultium Cells LLC." "Ultium" is the name that GM revealed earlier this year when the car company announced its battery technology. The new factory is a $2.3-billion plant being built in Ohio, near a factory that was controversially closed in 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. General Motors and LG Chem are doing preparatory construction on a new, $2.3 billion factory in Ohio. The companies made the announcement o...
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Dispute over reopening California Tesla factory may be over

By TOM KRISHER DETROIT— It appears the dispute between Tesla and San Francisco Bay Area authorities over the reopening of a factory in the face of shutdown orders is coming to an end. The Alameda County Public Health Department announced on Twitter late Tuesday that the Fremont, California, plant will be able to go beyond basic operations this week and start making vehicles Monday — as long as it delivers on worker safety precautions that it agreed to. It wasn’t clear from a news release whether...
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How Deere, Caterpillar kept plants running during the coronavirus outbreak

While Detroit automakers' unionized auto factories have been idled by the coronavirus pandemic, farm and construction equipment makers Deere and Caterpillar have won the support of the United Auto Workers and other unions to run their facilities during the pandemic.
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Still No Restart Date for Detroit Three: UAW

Thursday’s health and safety update from Ford offered up details on that automaker’s back-to-work plan, with new info provided on how the company plans gradually ramp up production amid a pandemic. Ford seemed to suggest that its new protocol had the backing of a crucial organization: the United Auto Workers. While neither the company nor […] The post Still No Restart Date for Detroit Three: UAW appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Ford wants to restart U.S. car plants shut by coronavirus, if it can convince union

Ford Motor Co on Thursday outlined the safety measures it will institute to restart its most profitable U.S. plants amid the coronavirus pandemic, expanding on similar efforts by General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler to convince leaders of the United Auto Workers union to send members back to work.
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Ford Motor steps up campaign to convince union workers to restart U.S. output

Ford Motor Co on Thursday outlined the safety measures it will institute to restart its most profitable U.S. plants amid the coronavirus pandemic, expanding on similar efforts by General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler to convince leaders of the United Auto Workers union to send members back to work.
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Automakers plan to restart factories in early May. UAW says not so fast

Volkswagen, Toyota, Hyundai and Fiat Chrysler are preparing to restart production at factories in the US that have been shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic come early May. It's a move the United Auto Workers says is premature given concerns about the possible spread of the virus.
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Production Update: Toyota and Volkswagen Ready to Go, Honda Hangs Back

You just read how an announcement from the United Auto Workers poured cold water over the Detroit Three’s tentative plans to resume vehicle assembly in the United States, but non-domestic automakers don’t have that problem. Sure, they still need to grapple with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, devising new methods of keeping plant workers safe while […] The post Production Update: Toyota and Volkswagen Ready to Go, Honda Hangs Back appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Back to Work in Early May? Not So Fast, Says UAW

The domestic auto industry is revving its engines, ready to cautiously punch the accelerator, but something’s standing in its way. That something would be United Auto Workers President Rory Gamble, who on Thursday appealed to companies to put the green flag away and think of their employees instead. Seeing automakers angling for a production restart […] The post Back to Work in Early May? Not So Fast, Says UAW appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Production, Industry, Autos, UAW, United Auto Workers, Detroit Three, News Blog, Union News, Rory Gamble, Coronavirus

UAW says virus makes early May restart of U.S. auto plants 'too risky'

The head of the United Auto Workers union on Thursday said it was "too soon and too risky" to reopen auto plants and Michigan's economy in early May, citing insufficient scientific data and coronavirus testing to assure workplaces are safe.
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UAW Predictably Endorses Biden for President

With very little going on in the automotive realm amid the pandemic, we decided to check in on the United Auto Workers to see if another chapter had been added to the organization’s ongoing corruption scandal. Not much news on that front, though the union did announce its pick for presidential candidate. On Tuesday, it […] The post UAW Predictably Endorses Biden for President appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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United Auto Workers union endorses Biden for president

The United Auto Workers union announced on Tuesday that it is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president in the 2020 election.
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United Auto Workers union backs Democrat Biden for president

The United Auto Workers union is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for President. The roughly 400,000-member union says in a statement Tuesday that the nation needs stable leadership with less acrimony “and more balance to the rights and protections of working Americans.” The union says Biden has committed to reining in corporate power over workers, encouraging collective bargaining, and making sure workers get the pay, benefits and protections they deserve.
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