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FCA Overpaid Workers $12 Million In Unemployment Benefits And It’s Taking The Money Back

Fiat Chrysler, an automaker that made $3 billion in operating profit last year, is having 24,000 of its workers pay back an average of $500 in unemployment benefits they received from the company after the U.S. government raised its unemployment allowance.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Let’s Remember That Time UAW President Water P. Reuther Wore A Suit To An Ass Beating

Fifty years ago today, UAW president Walter P. Reuther, his wife and four others died in a mysterious plane crash while on their way to a union recreation and educational center at Black Lake in the northern portion of Michigan’s lower peninsula. I’ve always been fascinated by Reuther. He was a fearless leader from an…Read […]

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VW And Daimler Are Desperately Trying To Stop The Bleeding

Big German automakers trying hard to stop the bleeding as coronavirus depletes their funds, another FCA employee has died from the virus, the White House is looking carefully at GM’s ventilator pricing, and an update on the PSA-FCA merger. All that and more in The Morning Shift for March 27, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Big Three’s Coronavirus Response Still Isn’t Nearly Good Enough

The Big Three will keep up production despite coronavirus, Toyota and BMW’s factories in Europe will not, and Volkswagen might have enough cushion to survive this. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, March 18, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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UAW Threatens To Go To ‘The Next Level’ After Asking For Two-Week Plant Shutdowns

Some auto workers at an FCA plant walked off the job over coronavirus concerns yesterday, as the Big Three insist on leaving plants open amid a global pandemic, while also leaving some UAW members to wonder out loud why their union wasn’t doing more to protect them. Today, the UAW’s president revealed that the union…Read […]

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Auto Workers Are Taking This Into Their Own Hands

America’s blue-collar auto workers can’t work from home amid the global coronavirus pandemic, even if many of them argue that they shouldn’t be working at all. Some of those walked off the job Monday at Michigan’s Warren Truck Assembly, where they make the Ram 1500, perhaps in solidarity with some auto workers in SpainRead more… […]

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Auto Workers Are Taking This Into Their Own Hands

America’s blue-collar auto workers can’t work from home amid the global coronavirus pandemic, even if many of them argue that they shouldn’t be working at all. Some of those walked off the job Monday at Michigan’s Warren Truck Assembly, where they make the Ram 1500, perhaps in solidarity with some auto workers in SpainRead more… […]

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Here’s How GM Plans To Dominate The Electric Car Market

A look into GM’s electric vehicle onslaught, PSA and FCA need to figure out China, Tesla is allegedly not reporting workplace injuries properly, coronavirus is having serious effects on Jaguar Land Rover, there’s a possibility of a government takeover of the UAW—all this and more in The Morning Shift for March 6, 2020.Read more… Continue […]

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The UAW Gave Its Workers Pens Made In China And People Are Mad

The UAW can’t stop embarrassing itself, but that can happen to an organization seemingly propelled by its own inertia into repeated face plants, no banana peel required. The latest involves a pen intended to commemorate its President, Rory Gamble, who is ostensibly there to clean up the place.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Renault Thinks It Can Work It Out

News on Renault and Nissan’s contentious relationship, labor costs are expected to go up for the “Big Three” as a result of UAW contracts, automakers are investing in flying taxis and electric vans, and exciting 2019 sales results for Europe. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.Read more… […]

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Arson Could Have Been The Cause Of The UAW Headquarters Fire After All

Arson was almost immediately ruled out after a July fire in the IT department at the UAW’s Detroit headquarters, though it was never clear why, exactly, especially since the fire occurred amid one of the biggest corruption scandals in UAW history. Now, the Detroit Fire Department says, uh, nevermind about that, it…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Future Of Vehicle Sales In China Isn’t Looking Much Brighter

The outlook for China’s vehicle sales in 2020 isn’t great, United Auto Workers ratify contract with Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari’s timeline for a fully electric vehicle, tire recycling in China, and ride sharing at General Motors’ Cruise autonomy arm. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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