Categories: Labor

UAW workers stiff arm Ford

Posted by: David Welch on October 30

Just when you figured that the United Auto Workers have been hammered into submission, union workers are flexing their muscles. Ford union workers at 11 plants have voted against...

GM leaves NUMMI, Toyota is left holding the bag

Posted by: David Welch on June 29

The 25-year marriage between General Motors and Toyota is over. GM said today that it will pull out of New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., or NUMMI, the joint venture...

UAW sends Girsky to GM's board

Posted by: David Welch on June 18

Judging from the mail I get, union ownership of General Motors stock may be the only thing most business readers dislike more than government ownership. The common refrain is...

Chrysler, GM and union ownership

Posted by: David Welch on May 01

Now that the United Auto Workers will likely own big stakes of General Motors and Chrysler (possibly 39% of GM and 55% of the latter) some very thorny questions...

Will Toyota Cut U.S., British workers?

Posted by: Ian Rowley on January 22

Last summer Toyota won plaudits for not laying off workers when it shuttered plants to reorganize U.S. production. Instead of cutting its headcount, workers undertook extra training, helped out at...

Generous Motors

Posted by: David Welch on May 08

General Motors is down with O.P.P. By that I mean, Other People’s Problems. The company is stepping in to help stop a two-month old strike at American Axle and...

The UAW's Connundrum

Posted by: David Welch on May 01

There’s little arguing that American Axle’s initial demand that its union workers take a 50% pay cut is harsh, maybe even excessive. That $14 an hour wage would be...

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