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  • GM losing as much as $49,000 per Volt sold

    09/10/2012 7:18:40 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 98 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 10, 2012
    <p>General Motors sold a record number of Chevrolet Volt sedans in August — but that probably isn't a good thing for the automaker's bottom line.</p> <p>Nearly two years after the introduction of the path-breaking plug-in hybrid, GM is still losing as much as $49,000 on each Volt it builds, according to estimates provided to Reuters by industry analysts and manufacturing experts.</p>
  • UAW and Parking Lot Discrimination

    06/26/2009 9:23:45 PM PDT · by nateriver · 302+ views
    In the 60’s a new buzzword; “globalization” hit the American Shores. While the youth of America were feverish with xenophilia about fashion, music, culture, the American worker became infected with xenophobia. Globalization happened. What is American is not American and what is not American is American. Someone needs to tell the UAW the 60’s are over
  • CAW (Canada's UAW) forced into talks with GM, Lewenza says

    05/07/2009 6:38:24 PM PDT · by Grig · 2 replies · 592+ views
    The head of the Canadian Auto Workers says his union has been forced into negotiations with General Motors Canada in order to cut their labour costs even further, only two months after they agreed to previous wage cuts. Ken Lewenza told reporters at a news conference that the federal and Ontario governments had forced the negotiations to happen, in an ultimatum the CAW president said caught him completely by surprise. "We were called to a meeting yesterday that involved ourselves, General Motors, federal and provincial officials -- a very unusual meeting to say the least," Lewenza said just after 11...
  • GM had a gun to the CAW's head – and missed (GM Canada)

    03/10/2009 3:43:07 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 4 replies · 522+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | March 10, 2009 | Derek DeCloet
    Every night, before going to bed, every auto worker in Canada who relies on a union-negotiated paycheque should get down on his knees and thank God or some other deity for Buzz Hargrove. And if this year's calendar says it's April 13 or May 15 or Sept. 4, he or she should say an extra prayer or two of gratitude. Why those days? Because they are, in order, the Monday after Easter, the Friday before Victoria Day and the Friday before Labour Day – regular working days for most people in the private sector, but paid holidays for members of...
  • Magna deal would make King smile

    10/29/2007 7:13:33 AM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 1 replies · 58+ views ^ | Oct 28, 2007 | Thomas Walkom
    Canadian Autoworkers chief Buzz Hargrove lauds his no-strike agreement with car-part giant Magna International as path-breaking. "Trade unions have been abolished as being an antagonism to employers and brought into one organization, and all parts having a share in government of industry," he wrote approvingly in his diary. "This is virtually advocated in Industry and Humanity; the state appoints referees and in this way strikes are ended. I confess that what one sees here of the (National) Socialist state causes one to see many merits in the system."
  • CAW-DaimlerChrysler talks break off (Election Strikes Again)

    10/13/2002 2:37:15 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 166+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 10/13/02
    Tense contract talks between the Canadian Auto Workers union and DaimlerChrysler Canada grinded to a complete halt Sunday as the union awaited the automaker's first offer. The offer is to be tabled Monday morning and, until then, ``there's nothing to bargain over," CAW spokeswoman Jane Armstrong said in an interview. On Saturday, the union suspended local and sub-committee bargaining after a meeting with DaimlerChrysler at which neither side agreed to compromise on a number of key issues. DaimlerChrysler spokeswoman Kerrey Kerr said the company is ready to talk, but no meetings were scheduled for Sunday. Meanwhile, a strike deadline, set...