The Truth About Cars » 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, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Opel Abandons Bochum Completely http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/opel-abandons-bochum-completely/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/opel-abandons-bochum-completely/#comments Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:44:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486552 Bob King’s attempts to ingratiate himself with German unions, and to make Opel’s Bochum workers reconsider their decision to turn down Opel’s restructuring plan, are being ignored. Actually, it appears as if they had the opposite effect. Days after King’s comment, Bochum plant manager Manfred Gellrich rejected new discussions, saying Opel does not want to […]

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Bob King’s attempts to ingratiate himself with German unions, and to make Opel’s Bochum workers reconsider their decision to turn down Opel’s restructuring plan, are being ignored. Actually, it appears as if they had the opposite effect. Days after King’s comment, Bochum plant manager Manfred Gellrich rejected new discussions, saying Opel does not want to […]

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Bob King Intervenes In Bochum, Receives Cold Shoulder http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/bob-king-intervenes-in-bochum-receives-cold-shoulder/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/bob-king-intervenes-in-bochum-receives-cold-shoulder/#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:54:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486072 UAW boss Bob King told Opel’s Bochum workers to vote again, and to this time accept a deal that had been worked out between the German metal worker union IG Metall and GM. According to Reuters, “UAW President Bob King, who is a member of Opel’s supervisory board, said on Tuesday that workers at GM’s […]

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UAW boss Bob King told Opel’s Bochum workers to vote again, and to this time accept a deal that had been worked out between the German metal worker union IG Metall and GM. According to Reuters, “UAW President Bob King, who is a member of Opel’s supervisory board, said on Tuesday that workers at GM’s […]

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UAW Lives Off Its Savings http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/uaw-lives-off-its-savings/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/uaw-lives-off-its-savings/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:42:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437675 With membership down to a quarter of the union’s peak size in 1979, dues are not enough to pay the bills at the UAW. The UAW continues to tap into savings to pay for its day-to-day operations, Reuters says.   According to the UAW’s annual financial filing with the U.S. Labor Department, 16 percent of […]

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With membership down to a quarter of the union’s peak size in 1979, dues are not enough to pay the bills at the UAW. The UAW continues to tap into savings to pay for its day-to-day operations, Reuters says.   According to the UAW’s annual financial filing with the U.S. Labor Department, 16 percent of […]

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Modern Marvels: IG Metall Hires Bob King As Opel Board Member http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/modern-marvels-ig-metall-hires-bob-king-as-opel-board-member/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/modern-marvels-ig-metall-hires-bob-king-as-opel-board-member/#comments Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:54:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437155 When, in early February, the first (unconfirmed) rumors made the rounds that UAW’s Bob King would get a seat on Opel’s supervisory board, the assumption was that King will speak for “the equity side.” According to the “co-determination law,” the supervisory board of a large German company consists of 50 percent equity side and 50 […]

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When, in early February, the first (unconfirmed) rumors made the rounds that UAW’s Bob King would get a seat on Opel’s supervisory board, the assumption was that King will speak for “the equity side.” According to the “co-determination law,” the supervisory board of a large German company consists of 50 percent equity side and 50 […]

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Tradewar Watch 21: Stabenow, Brown And King Suggest Suicide, Seriously http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/tradewar-watch-21-stabenow-brown-and-king-suggest-suicide-seriously/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/tradewar-watch-21-stabenow-brown-and-king-suggest-suicide-seriously/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2012 18:04:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428980   American carmakers cast worried glances on Senators and union groups that want to create a level playing field with China. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Sherrod Brown, alongside union representatives and the labor-backed Economic Policy Institute try to push “the administration to bring a possible case at the World Trade Organization or begin a U.S. […]

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  American carmakers cast worried glances on Senators and union groups that want to create a level playing field with China. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Sherrod Brown, alongside union representatives and the labor-backed Economic Policy Institute try to push “the administration to bring a possible case at the World Trade Organization or begin a U.S. […]

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Do Or Die: UAW’s Hail Mary Pass Through The South http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/do-or-die-uaw%e2%80%99s-hail-mary-pass-through-the-south/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/do-or-die-uaw%e2%80%99s-hail-mary-pass-through-the-south/#comments Thu, 29 Dec 2011 19:46:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423834 A good month after our trek to the South where we checked on the (un-) willingness of transplant workers to join the UAW, the hard-hitting team at the Reuters Detroit bureau did the same.  In a special report, Reuters comes to the same conclusion as we did: It won’t be easy. Bernie Woodall and  Ben […]

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A good month after our trek to the South where we checked on the (un-) willingness of transplant workers to join the UAW, the hard-hitting team at the Reuters Detroit bureau did the same.  In a special report, Reuters comes to the same conclusion as we did: It won’t be easy. Bernie Woodall and  Ben […]

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UAW Surrenders. Transplants Remain Unorganized http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/uaw-surrenders-transplants-remain-unorganized/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/uaw-surrenders-transplants-remain-unorganized/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2011 19:54:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421748 The UAW called off the transplant war. It won’t even identify an organizing target among foreign automakers with U.S. operations, UAW President Bob King told Reuters (via Automotive News [sub] ): “We are not going to announce a target at all. We are not going to create a fight.” At the beginning of this year, […]

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The UAW called off the transplant war. It won’t even identify an organizing target among foreign automakers with U.S. operations, UAW President Bob King told Reuters (via Automotive News [sub] ): “We are not going to announce a target at all. We are not going to create a fight.” At the beginning of this year, […]

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UAW: It’s Good To Be The King – Maybe Not For Toyota http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/uaw-it%e2%80%99s-good-to-be-the-king-%e2%80%93-maybe-not-for-toyota/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/uaw-it%e2%80%99s-good-to-be-the-king-%e2%80%93-maybe-not-for-toyota/#comments Fri, 18 Jun 2010 08:22:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359052 Ron Gettelfinger retired and Bob King took his place as President of the UAW. Mr King has some pretty big shoes to fill, but the name is a good start. After all, Mr Gettelfinger helped persuade President Obama to bail our GM and Chrysler (can’t say I blame him, quid pro quo, and all that). […]

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Ron Gettelfinger retired and Bob King took his place as President of the UAW. Mr King has some pretty big shoes to fill, but the name is a good start. After all, Mr Gettelfinger helped persuade President Obama to bail our GM and Chrysler (can’t say I blame him, quid pro quo, and all that). […]

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