The Truth About Cars » Bob King http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Bob King http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com UAW Raises Member Dues For First Time Since 1967 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/uaw-raises-member-dues-for-first-time-since-1967/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/uaw-raises-member-dues-for-first-time-since-1967/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=836770 Automotive News reports the United Auto Workers have approved a dues increase to 2.5 hours of pay per month during the 36th UAW Constitutional Convention in Detroit. The increase, the first since 1967, is expected to bring in nearly $50 million annually to the newly renamed International Strike and Defense Fund. Though a majority supported […]

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Automotive News reports the United Auto Workers have approved a dues increase to 2.5 hours of pay per month during the 36th UAW Constitutional Convention in Detroit. The increase, the first since 1967, is expected to bring in nearly $50 million annually to the newly renamed International Strike and Defense Fund. Though a majority supported […]

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First Day Of 2014 UAW Convention Emphasizes Continuance Of Southern Strategy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/first-day-of-2014-uaw-convention-emphasizes-continuance-of-southern-strategy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/first-day-of-2014-uaw-convention-emphasizes-continuance-of-southern-strategy/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=836025 Automotive News reports Volkswagen Global Works Council General Secretary Frank Patta addressed the 1,100 attendees in Cobo Hall during the first day of the 36th UAW Constitutional Convention in Detroit. Through a translator, Patta urged the union to wage a new fight for the VW factory in Chattanooga, Tenn. — where both unions lost the […]

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Automotive News reports Volkswagen Global Works Council General Secretary Frank Patta addressed the 1,100 attendees in Cobo Hall during the first day of the 36th UAW Constitutional Convention in Detroit. Through a translator, Patta urged the union to wage a new fight for the VW factory in Chattanooga, Tenn. — where both unions lost the […]

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UAW Prepares To Choose New President Ahead Of Internal, External Challenges http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/uaw-prepares-to-choose-new-president-ahead-of-internal-external-challenges/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/uaw-prepares-to-choose-new-president-ahead-of-internal-external-challenges/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=835609 This week, the United Auto Workers will select a new president to take up where outgoing president Bob King will be leaving behind in the wake of a crushing loss in Tennessee, low but growing membership rolls, and dwindling budgets. The Detroit News reports that the 1,100 delegates meeting at Cobo Hall in Detroit for […]

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This week, the United Auto Workers will select a new president to take up where outgoing president Bob King will be leaving behind in the wake of a crushing loss in Tennessee, low but growing membership rolls, and dwindling budgets. The Detroit News reports that the 1,100 delegates meeting at Cobo Hall in Detroit for […]

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VW, UAW Consider Options Surrounding Chattanooga Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/vw-uaw-consider-options-surrounding-chattanooga-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/vw-uaw-consider-options-surrounding-chattanooga-plant/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:30:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=811490 After backing out from its appeal over results of the February 2014 organization election at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn. plant, the United Auto Workers is considering options to organize the plant, just as Volkswagen itself is considering several options outside of Tennessee for its new SUV. The Detroit News reports VW attorney Alex Leath sent an […]

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After backing out from its appeal over results of the February 2014 organization election at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn. plant, the United Auto Workers is considering options to organize the plant, just as Volkswagen itself is considering several options outside of Tennessee for its new SUV. The Detroit News reports VW attorney Alex Leath sent an […]

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Volkswagen Leaves Door Open For “Co-Determination” In Chattanooga http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/volkswagen-leaves-door-open-for-co-determination-in-chattanooga/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/volkswagen-leaves-door-open-for-co-determination-in-chattanooga/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=809754 Though the United Auto Workers recently backed down from challenging the results of the February 2014 organization election held at Volkwagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn. plant before the National Labor Relations Board, Volkswagen has opted to leave the door open for representation via a variation of the works council model used elsewhere. Just-Auto reports the automaker welcomed […]

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Though the United Auto Workers recently backed down from challenging the results of the February 2014 organization election held at Volkwagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn. plant before the National Labor Relations Board, Volkswagen has opted to leave the door open for representation via a variation of the works council model used elsewhere. Just-Auto reports the automaker welcomed […]

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UAW Ends Fight For Organization Of Tennessee VW Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/uaw-ends-fight-for-organization-of-tennessee-vw-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/uaw-ends-fight-for-organization-of-tennessee-vw-plant/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:30:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=806762 The Huffington Post reports the United Auto Workers has withdrawn its petition with the National Labor Resources Board challenging the results of the February 2014 election regarding organization of the workforce at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. UAW President Bob King said the decision to withdraw was made “in the best interests” of all parties […]

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The Huffington Post reports the United Auto Workers has withdrawn its petition with the National Labor Resources Board challenging the results of the February 2014 election regarding organization of the workforce at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. UAW President Bob King said the decision to withdraw was made “in the best interests” of all parties […]

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UAW Subpoenas Haslam, Corker To Appear At VW NLRB Appeal Hearing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/uaw-subpoenas-haslam-corker-to-appear-at-vw-nlrb-appeal-hearing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/uaw-subpoenas-haslam-corker-to-appear-at-vw-nlrb-appeal-hearing/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:30:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=793666 Tennessee governor Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker are just two of the 20 prominent Tennessee witnesses subpoenaed by the United Auto Workers to appear at the union’s hearing before the National Labor Resource Board later this month, where the UAW will appeal the results of the organizing election held at the Volkswagen plant […]

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Tennessee governor Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker are just two of the 20 prominent Tennessee witnesses subpoenaed by the United Auto Workers to appear at the union’s hearing before the National Labor Resource Board later this month, where the UAW will appeal the results of the organizing election held at the Volkswagen plant […]

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UAW Hopes For Swift Southern Unionization Victory ‘Overly Optimistic’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/uaw-hopes-for-swift-southern-unionization-victory-overly-optimistic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/uaw-hopes-for-swift-southern-unionization-victory-overly-optimistic/#comments Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:28:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=703914 Outgoing United Auto Workers president Bob King admitted that his timetable for a swift unionization of one of the auto plants in the Southeastern United States was overly optimistic. Though the UAW is still slogging through efforts at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn. and Nissan’s Canton, Miss. plants, King hopes that the VW workers will become card-carrying […]

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Outgoing United Auto Workers president Bob King admitted that his timetable for a swift unionization of one of the auto plants in the Southeastern United States was overly optimistic. Though the UAW is still slogging through efforts at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn. and Nissan’s Canton, Miss. plants, King hopes that the VW workers will become card-carrying […]

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UAW Dues Hike Supported By Membership According to Union President http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/uaw-dues-hike-supported-by-membership-according-to-union-president/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/uaw-dues-hike-supported-by-membership-according-to-union-president/#comments Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:15:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=701994 The United Auto Workers will, for the first time since 1967, ask their membership to pay a 25 percent increase in dues to the union in order to shore up their strike fund and fight for better contracts, a move outgoing UAW president Bob King believes the membership will overwhelmingly support. The increase will be […]

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The United Auto Workers will, for the first time since 1967, ask their membership to pay a 25 percent increase in dues to the union in order to shore up their strike fund and fight for better contracts, a move outgoing UAW president Bob King believes the membership will overwhelmingly support. The increase will be […]

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UAW Likely to Select Dennis Williams to Replace Bob King as President http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/uaw-likely-to-select-dennis-williams-to-replace-bob-king-as-president/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/uaw-likely-to-select-dennis-williams-to-replace-bob-king-as-president/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:10:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=630498 With United Auto Workers president Bob King restricted by union bylaws from being reelected, the union is preparing to select his replacement. Industry watchers expect UAW secretary-treasurer Dennis Williams to be selected next month at a meeting of the UAW’s administrative caucus. Since all but one UAW presidents have been selected by the administrative caucus, […]

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With United Auto Workers president Bob King restricted by union bylaws from being reelected, the union is preparing to select his replacement. Industry watchers expect UAW secretary-treasurer Dennis Williams to be selected next month at a meeting of the UAW’s administrative caucus. Since all but one UAW presidents have been selected by the administrative caucus, […]

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VW’s Labor Leader To Meet With Chattanooga Workers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/vws-labor-leader-to-meet-with-chattanooga-workers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/vws-labor-leader-to-meet-with-chattanooga-workers/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:28:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=574329 The head of Volkswagen’s Works Council may soon be paying a visit to workers at Chattanooga to discuss the prospect of a works council. Reuters reports that Bernd Osterloh will be headed down south for a “dialogue” about representation. The UAW will not be present at the talks, but representatives of both VW and IG Metall, Germany’s […]

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The head of Volkswagen’s Works Council may soon be paying a visit to workers at Chattanooga to discuss the prospect of a works council. Reuters reports that Bernd Osterloh will be headed down south for a “dialogue” about representation. The UAW will not be present at the talks, but representatives of both VW and IG Metall, Germany’s […]

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Bob King To VW: No Works Council Until Chattanooga Workers Get Representation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/bob-king-to-vw-no-works-council-until-chattanooga-workers-get-representation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/bob-king-to-vw-no-works-council-until-chattanooga-workers-get-representation/#comments Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:49:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483475 No works council without representation. Those are the words of UAW President Bob King, in an interview with Autoline Detroit, when asked about a possible works council at VW’s Chattanooga assembly plant. The Detroit Free Press quotes King as stating “In the U.S., you can’t do a works council without the workers being in a […]

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No works council without representation. Those are the words of UAW President Bob King, in an interview with Autoline Detroit, when asked about a possible works council at VW’s Chattanooga assembly plant. The Detroit Free Press quotes King as stating “In the U.S., you can’t do a works council without the workers being in a […]

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What Is The UAW Doing In Geneva? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/what-is-the-uaw-doing-in-geneva/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/what-is-the-uaw-doing-in-geneva/#comments Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:52:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480366 The UAW is stepping up their organization efforts at Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi plant by taking their campaign to…Geneva? Automotive News took a look at the UAW’s bizarre effort at flying Nissan workers from Canton, along with members of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN), which is apparently “…an organization representing clergy, elected officials, civil […]

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The UAW is stepping up their organization efforts at Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi plant by taking their campaign to…Geneva? Automotive News took a look at the UAW’s bizarre effort at flying Nissan workers from Canton, along with members of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN), which is apparently “…an organization representing clergy, elected officials, civil […]

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The UAW’s Recipe Against Losses: Spend Some More http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/the-uaws-recipe-against-losses-spend-some-more/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/the-uaws-recipe-against-losses-spend-some-more/#comments Sun, 20 May 2012 09:08:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445230 It’s said that people do resemble their dogs. The UAW surely looks more and more like the GM of old. For years, the UAW has spent more than it took, forcing it to live off its savings. Once again, the UAW wants to change this – two years from now. Until then, it will happily […]

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It’s said that people do resemble their dogs. The UAW surely looks more and more like the GM of old. For years, the UAW has spent more than it took, forcing it to live off its savings. Once again, the UAW wants to change this – two years from now. Until then, it will happily […]

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UAW’s Bob King Will Fire 7,000, Close Two GM Plants http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/uaws-bob-king-will-fire-7000-close-two-gm-plants/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/uaws-bob-king-will-fire-7000-close-two-gm-plants/#comments Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:46:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436880 Today, the Supervisory Board of GM’s ill-fated Opel division is meeting. For the first time, the unions are in the majority on the board. In addition to half of the seats in the boardroom being occupied by representatives named by labor, UAW boss Bob King is taking part in the meeting. It is unlikely that […]

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Today, the Supervisory Board of GM’s ill-fated Opel division is meeting. For the first time, the unions are in the majority on the board. In addition to half of the seats in the boardroom being occupied by representatives named by labor, UAW boss Bob King is taking part in the meeting. It is unlikely that […]

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UAW: Romney Trying To “Rewrite History” Over Bailout http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/uaw-romney-trying-to-rewrite-history-over-bailout/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/uaw-romney-trying-to-rewrite-history-over-bailout/#comments Sat, 18 Feb 2012 16:31:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=431474 Days after Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney penned an op-ed in the Detroit News over his thoughts on the bailout, UAW President Bob King is firing back. In a statement released to the media, King said that  “He’s trying to rewrite history and attack President Obama and the UAW for successfully saving the auto industry. […]

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Days after Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney penned an op-ed in the Detroit News over his thoughts on the bailout, UAW President Bob King is firing back. In a statement released to the media, King said that  “He’s trying to rewrite history and attack President Obama and the UAW for successfully saving the auto industry. […]

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UAW Planning A “Movement For Social Justice” – Is It Time For A UAW Death Watch? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/uaw-planning-a-movement-for-social-justice-is-it-time-for-a-uaw-death-watch/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/uaw-planning-a-movement-for-social-justice-is-it-time-for-a-uaw-death-watch/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:16:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430689 With their campaign to organize foreign auto plants seemingly in the toilet, UAW President Bob King is embarking on a new task – creating “a movement for social justice”. The goal of the movement will be to wrest control of America from King’s foes, “right-wing Republicans” and “one-percenters”. King made the speech at a gathering for UAW Local […]

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With their campaign to organize foreign auto plants seemingly in the toilet, UAW President Bob King is embarking on a new task – creating “a movement for social justice”. The goal of the movement will be to wrest control of America from King’s foes, “right-wing Republicans” and “one-percenters”. King made the speech at a gathering for UAW Local […]

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UAW President Bob King Endorses 54.5 MPG CAFE Rules http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/uaw-president-bob-king-endorses-54-5-mpg-cafe-rules/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/uaw-president-bob-king-endorses-54-5-mpg-cafe-rules/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:52:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=427021 UAW president Bob King endorsed the 54.5 MPG CAFE standard for passenger vehicles while testifying at CAFE related hearings in Detroit. Automotive News quoted King as saying “The proposed rules are sensible, achievable and needed.” The standards would have to be met by 2025 and work out to about 40 mpg in the real world.

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UAW president Bob King endorsed the 54.5 MPG CAFE standard for passenger vehicles while testifying at CAFE related hearings in Detroit. Automotive News quoted King as saying “The proposed rules are sensible, achievable and needed.” The standards would have to be met by 2025 and work out to about 40 mpg in the real world.

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The Sound And The Fury: Marchionne Letter Stirs Up Tensions, But Talks Continue http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/the-sound-and-the-fury-marchionne-letter-stirs-up-tensions-but-talks-continue/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/the-sound-and-the-fury-marchionne-letter-stirs-up-tensions-but-talks-continue/#comments Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:53:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411443 Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne’s petulant letter to UAW President Bob King sounded to me like a man angry with being kept waiting after a long flight, but according to the Detroit News, it has “derailed” the “carefully crafted timeline” for contract negotiations. To wit: Sources close to the negotiations told The Detroit News that a […]

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Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne’s petulant letter to UAW President Bob King sounded to me like a man angry with being kept waiting after a long flight, but according to the Detroit News, it has “derailed” the “carefully crafted timeline” for contract negotiations. To wit: Sources close to the negotiations told The Detroit News that a […]

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UAW In Top Secret Talks With “Vast Majority” Of Transplants http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/uaw-in-top-secret-talks-with-vast-majority-of-transplants/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/uaw-in-top-secret-talks-with-vast-majority-of-transplants/#comments Wed, 03 Aug 2011 17:10:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=405477 Despite the fact that no transplant automaker has admitted to being in direct talks with the UAW, union boss Bob King told the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminar [via Reuters] The vast majority of the assemblers here in the United States have at least agreed to confidential discussions. We’ve had productive discussions. The […]

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Despite the fact that no transplant automaker has admitted to being in direct talks with the UAW, union boss Bob King told the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminar [via Reuters] The vast majority of the assemblers here in the United States have at least agreed to confidential discussions. We’ve had productive discussions. The […]

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Quote Of The Day: UAW’s Bob King Connects Republican Extremists With Hitler And Mussolini http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/quote-of-the-day-uaw%e2%80%99s-bob-king-connects-republican-extremists-with-hitler-and-mussolin/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/quote-of-the-day-uaw%e2%80%99s-bob-king-connects-republican-extremists-with-hitler-and-mussolin/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2011 02:29:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392969 At a meeting of the Automotive Press Association at the old-money, establishment Detroit Athletic Club in downtown Detroit, a stone’s throw from GM’s headquarters, UAW President Bob King warned Detroit auto journalists not to listen to “extremists in the Republican Party,” just like people in Germany and Italy should not have fallen for Hitler and Mussolini. […]

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At a meeting of the Automotive Press Association at the old-money, establishment Detroit Athletic Club in downtown Detroit, a stone’s throw from GM’s headquarters, UAW President Bob King warned Detroit auto journalists not to listen to “extremists in the Republican Party,” just like people in Germany and Italy should not have fallen for Hitler and Mussolini. […]

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UAW Boss: “People Want To Reward Our Members” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/uaw-boss-people-want-to-reward-our-members/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/uaw-boss-people-want-to-reward-our-members/#comments Thu, 18 Nov 2010 18:44:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=373422 Let me say this as clear as I can, I do not think there will be any concessions in 2011. People want to reward our members and it will be a key component of the 2011 bargaining. When the industry comes back, just like we’re sharing in the downside we’re going to share in the […]

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Let me say this as clear as I can, I do not think there will be any concessions in 2011. People want to reward our members and it will be a key component of the 2011 bargaining. When the industry comes back, just like we’re sharing in the downside we’re going to share in the […]

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UAW Sells Out Members, Holds On To Black Lake Resort http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/uaw-sells-out-members-holds-on-to-black-lake-resort/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/uaw-sells-out-members-holds-on-to-black-lake-resort/#comments Thu, 19 Aug 2010 19:32:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363329 Since taking office in June, UAW President Bob King has ramped up the rhetoric level at Solidarity Hall considerably, as he seeks to portray the union as a defender of the American middle class. But, as the old adage goes, actions speak louder than words… and King’s actions this week couldn’t paint a clearer picture […]

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Since taking office in June, UAW President Bob King has ramped up the rhetoric level at Solidarity Hall considerably, as he seeks to portray the union as a defender of the American middle class. But, as the old adage goes, actions speak louder than words… and King’s actions this week couldn’t paint a clearer picture […]

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Quote Of The Day: Jobs, Justice And Peace Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/uaw-picketing-toyota-in-california-new-york/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/uaw-picketing-toyota-in-california-new-york/#comments Mon, 12 Jul 2010 21:49:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360752 We have made a decision at the UAW that to do the best job taking care of our membership we’ve got to be out there in the streets fighting for social and economic justice Newly-minted UAW President Bob King kicks off a “Jobs, Justice and Peace” campaign with Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition, by feeding the […]

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We have made a decision at the UAW that to do the best job taking care of our membership we’ve got to be out there in the streets fighting for social and economic justice Newly-minted UAW President Bob King kicks off a “Jobs, Justice and Peace” campaign with Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition, by feeding the […]

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UAW Turning To Ford Negotiator? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/uaw-turning-to-ford-negotiator/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/uaw-turning-to-ford-negotiator/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2009 16:08:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339055 UAW Boss Ron Gettelfinger plans to retire next year, and the search is on to replace the man who led the union through the political minefield that was the auto bailout. But the union’s support for Bob King, who led negotiations with Ford, could open up divisions within the union, reports Automotive News [sub]. King […]

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UAW Boss Ron Gettelfinger plans to retire next year, and the search is on to replace the man who led the union through the political minefield that was the auto bailout. But the union’s support for Bob King, who led negotiations with Ford, could open up divisions within the union, reports Automotive News [sub]. King […]

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