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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Jul 17, 2019 at 22:55. 2 comments

The UAW Has No Reason Not to Push for Everything

The UAW Has No Reason Not to Push for Everything

The UAW kind of sucks , but it is still a union, and therefore inherently good. They started negotiations this week for new contracts with the Big Three, ahead of their current contracts’ expirations in September. It wants the usual things—more pay, better job security, better benefits, etc.—but it’s also bargaining at a time when everyone is waiting for the other shoe to drop.

That shoe...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Jul 15, 2019 at 11:21.

IndyCar Driver Calls for Union: 'You Shouldn’t Have to Risk Your Life for Free'

IndyCar Driver Calls for Union: 'You Shouldn’t Have to Risk Your Life for Free'

Popular IndyCar driver and Dancing with the Stars (?) runner-up James Hinchcliffe called for collective bargaining among drivers in IndyCar today, arguing that there should be league minimums like the NFL. “There are drivers out there right now that drive for free. You shouldn’t have to risk your life for free.”

That’s the line that stuck out to me from Hinchcliffe’s op-ed call for action...

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jun 14, 2019. 24 comments

Union Vote at Tennessee Volkswagen Plant Could Be Historic

Union Vote at Tennessee Volkswagen Plant Could Be Historic
The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?   

Volkswagen workers are possibly unionizing, back seat seatbelt chatter and a death wobble class-action lawsuit. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, June 14, 2019.

1st Gear: To Unionize or Not?

The United Auto Workers union has significant influence in Detroit, representing workers...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook May 30, 2019. 22 comments

Tesla Fights Back on Weak Demand Claims With Big Delivery Push

Tesla Fights Back on Weak Demand Claims With Big Delivery Push
The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?   

Elon Musk is making calls, Renault doesn’t want human sacrifice, and the United Auto Workers is trying again in Chattanooga. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, May 30, 2019.

1st Gear: Making Cars Still Hard

Elon Musk, a human calculator specifically designed to count his...

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Michael Ballaban Michael Ballaban May 10, 2019. 24 comments

Delta Thinks Its Employees Are Morons

Delta Thinks Its Employees Are Morons

Delta, an airline company that absorbs over $5 billion in annual profit and has a share price that’s soared to over eight times its value since 2011, does not want its flight attendants to unionize and demand fair compensation as a unit. Instead of making more money, the airline asks, how about... video games?

Eoin Higgins, a senior editor and staff writer with Common Dreams, first spotted the...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jan 17, 2019. 24 comments

Why the TSA Is Blasting Kanye and Not Just Going on Strike

Why the TSA Is Blasting Kanye and Not Just Going on Strike

Travelers are taking to Twitter to express their amazement with TSA blaring Kanye at JFK, the sixth busiest airport in the U.S. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the airport, are well aware of the situation, simply telling Business Insider that employees are being allowed to pick music in the terminals. What employees are not allowed to do, however, is strike.

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Dec 03, 2018. 24 comments

GM’s Plant Closures Might Have Broken Its Union Deal

GM’s Plant Closures Might Have Broken Its Union Deal
The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?   

Trump’s tweeting into the void, General Motors is pulling new words out of a hat, and a mainstream automaker just dissed Tesla again. All that and more in The Morning Shift of Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

1st Gear: GM Dug Up New Word For Plant Closures To Sneak Past Union

GM has been saying that it...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Nov 27, 2018. 24 comments

Union Workers Walk Out of GM's Oshawa Assembly Plant Following Closure Announcement

Union Workers Walk Out of GM's Oshawa Assembly Plant Following Closure Announcement

By lunchtime today, General Motors had announced that it was closing down five of its North American assembly and propulsion plants next year, including the Oshawa Assembly in Ontario, Canada . Following the announcement, unionized workers at the Oshawa plant walked out in protest, and the union president claims GM’s decision goes against the union’s collective agreement.

Quickly following...

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Michael Ballaban Michael Ballaban Jul 28, 2018. 24 comments

America's Auto Workers Deserve Better Than the UAW [Update]

America's Auto Workers Deserve Better Than the UAW [Update]

Unions, tariffs, and everything else making life good and/or hell.

1st Gear: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

I am, as always, proud to be a Union Man. Jalopnik is a union shop (major injury free for 0.27 days!), and anytime we point out how much we love that and unions in general, we get always get a couple of huffy old commenters who are like “OH YEAH WELL WHAT ABOUT THE UAW...

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Ryan Felton Ryan Felton Jul 13, 2018. 20 comments

Elon Musk Told Workers Tesla 'Would Allow' Them To Unionize If He Couldn't Make Them Safe: NLRB

Elon Musk Told Workers Tesla 'Would Allow' Them To Unionize If He Couldn't Make Them Safe: NLRB

In a June 2017 meeting with Tesla employees, CEO Elon Musk solicited their complaints about safety issues and promised to address their concerns, so long as they refrained from trying to organize a union, the National Labor Relations Board alleges.

U.S. Labor Agency Files Amended Complaint Against Tesla For Alleged Worker Rights Violations

The National Labor Relations Board has filed an...

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Stef Schrader Stef Schrader Jun 14, 2018. 22 comments

The Chevrolet Bolt Is Doing Pretty Well Actually

The Chevrolet Bolt Is Doing Pretty Well Actually

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

1st Gear: General Motors Is Committed To Electrics

“We are committed to an all-EV future and continue to work in that direction,” said General Motors CEO Mary Barra to The Detroit Free Press. Her company is putting its...

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Michael Ballaban Michael Ballaban Jan 28, 2018. 24 comments

How Fiat Chrysler And The UAW Allegedly Combined To Make The Worst Kind Of Union

How Fiat Chrysler And The UAW Allegedly Combined To Make The Worst Kind Of Union

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

1st Gear: Legit, The Worst

Unions, by and large, are a wonderful thing. They can help vast numbers of workers achieve the middle class, and through that process are the engine of an American economy that fundamentally...

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Stef Schrader Stef Schrader Jan 18, 2018. 24 comments

All Those Small Crossovers We’re Buying Have A Depreciation Problem

All Those Small Crossovers We’re Buying Have A Depreciation Problem

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

1st Gear: All Those Cheap Little Crossovers Are Even Cheaper On Resale

The auto industry has been pumping out subcompact crossovers lately to woo #millenials by making the auto trend du jour in a smaller, more...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Nov 21, 2017. 23 comments

Congress Will Vote On Lowering The Big Rig Truck Driving Age To 18

Congress Will Vote On Lowering The Big Rig Truck Driving Age To 18

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.

Just to be clear; we’re talking about Class 8 commercial trucks, known to most of us as “big rigs,” which as Chief of Advocacy for Trucking...

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Ryan Felton Ryan Felton Oct 29, 2017. 21 comments

Tesla's Recent Mass-Firings Were Done To Hurt Unionizing Efforts: UAW 

Tesla's Recent Mass-Firings Were Done To Hurt Unionizing Efforts: UAW 

The United Auto Workers union on Wednesday filed an unfair labor practice claim against Tesla, claiming the company harassed, intimidated, and fired workers who openly advocated for unionizing its California factory.

Ex-Employee Says Tesla Broke Law With Mass Layoffs: Lawsuit

A recently terminated Tesla employee filed a lawsuit against the company Tuesday, claiming the…

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Ryan Felton Ryan Felton Oct 14, 2017. 22 comments

Ford Wants Job Protection Amid Massive Cost-Cutting And The Push To EVs

Ford Wants Job Protection Amid Massive Cost-Cutting And The Push To EVs

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

1st Gear: Keeping Jobs Safe

Ford’s new CEO, Jim Hackett, made it clear this week that the traditional automaker is looking to vastly expand its EV offerings, something Wall Street wasn’t terribly interested in (at least...

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Stef Schrader Stef Schrader Sep 23, 2017. 21 comments

'Very Bad' Germans At Daimler Plan $1 Billion Investment To Make Electric Cars In America

'Very Bad' Germans At Daimler Plan $1 Billion Investment To Make Electric Cars In America

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

1st Gear: Daimler Expansion Will Add 600 Jobs To Alabama Plant. Sad!

German automaker Daimler AG plans to drop big bucks on ramping up production of their EQ sub-brand of electric vehicles, and they’re doing so by putting...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Sep 19, 2017. 19 comments

Autoworkers At A GM Plant In Canada Are Striking Over Their Future

Autoworkers At A GM Plant In Canada Are Striking Over Their Future

About 2,800 unionized autoworkers at a GM plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, went on strike late Sunday night. Jerry Dias, the union’s president, said Monday it could be awhile before they get back to work.

Dias is president of Unifor, the union representing the workers at CAMI Assembly, which builds most Chevy Equinoxes. The plant also used to build GMC Terrains, though GM shifted that work to...

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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 26, 2017. 24 comments

UAW Pushes To Unionize Tesla Factory As Company Expectations Rise

UAW Pushes To Unionize Tesla Factory As Company Expectations Rise

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.

Those expectations rose to producing 500,000 cars annually—the factory’s max capacity, according to Tesla—by 2018, moving...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Aug 20, 2017. 22 comments

Tesla's German Manufacturing Head Axed After 'Clash' With Elon Musk

Tesla's German Manufacturing Head Axed After 'Clash' With Elon Musk

“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.

Up until this week, Grohmann was the head of Grohmann Automation, the designer of several of Tesla’s critical automated manufacturing systems . It was absorbed into...

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