Unemployed Detroit auto workers now have a new workforce development opportunity in the booming field of ladies hat-making. Customers include Aretha Franklin, Michelle Obama and of course, Queen Elizabeth. [NYT, Photo Credit: Fabrizio Costantini]
Unhappy with the current direction of the not-so-Big Three, UAW workersthe proletariat spoke in the form of a protest outside the Detroit Auto Show. We interviewed David Edgar, the voice behind the rally.
At a press conference today, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger read an e-mail indicating Senate GOP members played political games, voting against the auto bailout bill as an attack against organized labor.
Jeff Gilbert with WWJ 950 AM had a chance to talk to UAW President Ron Gettelfinger just minutes ago after a meeting with UAW local heads on reexamination of their contracts (including nixing of the Jobs Bank, as we'd predicted) with the not-so-Big Three. Gilbert asked him what he'd be doing next. His response? He's…