The UAW: The Curse that Just Keeps on Giving
The company formally known as General Motors (informally known as Government Motors) is preparing for an initial public stock offering (IPO). However, it appears the attractiveness of the “new” GM continues to be scarred by an old curse, the United Auto Workers. While many Americans have already sworn off the buying of GM-made vehicles, investing in General Motors, alongside the United Auto Workers may be | Read More »
UAW Bosses Chased Out of Meeting by Local Membership
In Indianapolis, one UAW local membership’s collective decision to “take this job and shove it,” rather than to take less wages, has fueled some criticism over UAW’s international’s involvement in secret negotiations before finally throwing up their hands. UAW leaders were chased out of UAW local 23′s membership meeting on Sunday as members refused to have a vote to re-open their contract in order to | Read More »
More on the UAW at NUMMI: Police called on fed-up members (again)
After Government Motors (the auto company formerly known as) General Motors, abandoned its 50% partnership with Toyota at the NUMMI plant in California last year and Toyota’s subsequent decision to close the NUMMI plant, the Union of Ailing Workplaces United Auto Workers has gone into overdrive in an attempt to shift the blame for the plant closure from GM and its Obama-administration bailout structured bankruptcy | Read More »
Too-Big-to-Fail GM to UAW workers: Buy our cars…please? Oh. And sell them too!
Just how bad are sales these days for Government Motors General Motors? Apparently, it’s so bad that GM can’t even get its own UAW employees to buy the cars they make and is asking for help to sell them. But wait, that’s not the punchline and this is no joke: GM is planning a campaign aimed at its own employees! General Motors is kicking off | Read More »
UAW quiet on GM’s recall of 1.3M compacts for steering problem
Karma: action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation Amid the public crucifiction of Toyota, the government/UAW-owned General Motors has a little, teeney-weeney, itsy-bitsy recall problem of its own. From the Associated Press: General Motors Co. said Monday it will recall 1.3 million Chevrolet and Pontiac compact cars sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico to | Read More »
UAW Boss Blasts Members [Strong Language Warning]
WARNING: Videos have Strong Language Which is Not Workplace or Child Safe On March 31st, NUMMI, the UAW-represented joint venture between Toyota and General Motors, will be closing its doors in California, throwing another 4,700 United Auto Workers out of work. With 80% of the UAW members upset with their union, this past Sunday, the Union of Ailing Workplaces (aka UAW) held a membership meeting | Read More »
Did the UAW Just Kill Ford too?
There is an old joke among Chevy owners: FORD = Found On the Road Dead. Well, this week, the once-mighty UAW may have just sealed Ford’s fate. As most of America knows (or should know), through a tax-payer funded bailout and government-imposed bankruptcy, the Obama Administration gave General Motors and Chrysler shares to the United Auto Workers in exchange for debt owed to the UAW’s | Read More »