It’s been a whack month for the airline industry, and now Spirit Airlines is joining the muck. The we’re-proud-to-give-you-a-base-fare-that-gets-you-a-seat-and-only-a-seat airliner has had quite a jacked up week, beginning with a brawl in Florida that erupted over some flight cancellations. So what’s been going on?
“I definitely did not depart because I had lost interest in working,” Klaus Grohmann, the head of Tesla’s contentious but critical manufacturing arm in Germany, told Reuters. This is what happens when you butt heads with Elon Musk.
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At the same time as a worker at Tesla’s California factory is going public with concerns of an alleged litany of “preventable” work-related injuries, the automaker is quietly challenging citations and fines for alleged workplace violations at the company’s west Michigan tool and die plant, according to records…
Tesla’s flagship Fremont factory is the only non-unionized American-owned assembly factory in the U.S., and the United Auto Workers want to change that. With Tesla considerably upping the manufacturing expectations for its electric fleet, their motives just got stronger.
Republican senators want to lower the legal age for driving a full-sized semi-truck across state lines from 21 to 18. This isn’t the first time the idea’s come up, but the trucking industry is apparently more desperate than ever to put butts in trucks.
On Christmas Eve, 1913, 73 people died in a stampede after a false cry of Fire! at a children's Christmas party in northern Michigan. There was no fire and the event marked the turning point in a bitter labor dispute in a large mining community. Two questions always arise: How could such a thing happen and why has…
At the height of the union unrest in Brazil in the 1980s, nearly 20 companies fed information to the country's brutal military dictatorship to quash the worker uprising, and Volkswagen played a crucial role.
Dennis Williams was just elected as the next President of the UAW. Congratulations, Dennis, and may your tenure be a smooth one.
Last week, air traffic controllers across the country were furloughed as a result of budget cuts by the federal government known as the sequester. Delays mounted quickly, but service was speedily restored when Congress realized they were inconvenienced slightly. What would happen, though, if this went on longer?
In 2010, more than a dozen Chrysler workers were caught on camera drinking and possibly smoking some sweet, sweet Mary Jane during a lunch break.
Today is Labor Day and as a salute to the men, women and robots that make our cars for us — both here and abroad — we're taking a look at some of our favorite stories about how our cars are made.
The Philadelphia transit workers union showed mercy on baseball fans, delaying a strike while the World Series was in town. Now that it's headed back to NYC, the strike's on. No buses, subways or trolleys. Have fun commuting Philadelphia.