Own A Piece Of American Labor History: Scab-Killing 1914 White Truck…

You often see a vehicle with an interesting history for sale, but usually you're dealing with something semi-boring like Bela Lugosi's accountant's '47 Plymouth, or maybe an '81 Pontiac that can be seen in the background of a 9-second shot in Breakin' II, Electric Boogaloo » 10/02/08 3:00pm 10/02/08 3:00pm. Not so with this 1914 White Motor Company…

Chrysler Group On the Crack Rock? Imperial On Track for Production

Cue the Fred Willard "Wha' happen'?" sample. Have Chrysler's problems engendered some sort of mass psychosis within the company's walls? Seems so, since they've decided to build the Imperial, which given the company's situation, seems like a case of throwing dumb after dumb, with an extra-large side of dumb garnished… » 3/06/07 5:45pm 3/06/07 5:45pm

Get Yer Scab Jobs He-yar! Thousands Line Up For Delphi, GM Temp Gigs


Well, they really aren't "scab" jobs — but they really aren't union-protected jobs either. Despite the lack of protections, thousands are reportedly eagerly awaiting the day when they too can be one of the few, the proud...the replacement temps at GM and Delphi. Ah, the honor and privilege of busting yer butt 60 hours a … » 6/28/06 11:01am 6/28/06 11:01am

Uh-Oh! Spaghetti O's! Union - Delphi Talks Break Down!


Everyone agrees, whether a follower of the GM Death Watch or not, is GM needs — desperately, at that — for Union negotiations with Delphi to be cordial and effective. Well — word coming from negotiations between the embattled supplier and the just-as-embattled IUE-CWA, Delphi's second largest union, are not so good.… » 4/26/06 9:23am 4/26/06 9:23am

Delphi CEO Lobs Grenade at Union, Union Has no Comment

Delphi CEO "Steve" Miller whipped a union-busting hardball at the UAW's head — revising downward his offer to slash the pay and benefits of Delphi workers in exchange for the company's survival. Miller opened negotiations with the Union by cutting a prior starting-pay offer from $10-$12 to $9 along with significant cuts… » 10/26/05 9:38am 10/26/05 9:38am

GM, UAW Reveal Details of Agreement for Health-Care Cuts

GM Retirees may have to unfix some of their fixed incomes to pay up to $752 each year for health care if a cost-cutting agreement between GM and the United Auto Workers is ratified by UAW workers next week. Hourly workers would defer $1 per hour in future raises and pay more for prescription drugs. All in all, the deal … » 10/21/05 12:37pm 10/21/05 12:37pm

GM Cuts Deal with UAW to Trim Health Care Costs


Damn you, GM and UAW — was all that anklebiting just typical politicking? The New York Times is reporting today that — despite the union's recent bluster — the two entities have agreed on a plan to reduce GM's worker health care costs. Considering GM is reporting a $1.6 billion loss for the third quarter, the deal,… » 10/17/05 10:23am 10/17/05 10:23am