The Truth About Cars » Stephen Girsky http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 17:30:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Will The UAW Accept Performance Pay? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/will-the-uaw-accept-performance-pay/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/will-the-uaw-accept-performance-pay/#comments Mon, 13 Jun 2011 22:13:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=398510 It’s not difficult to understand why the UAW has never contemplated agreeing to a wage rate tied to the profitability of its employer firms: simply put, it’s been a long time since big profits were the norm among the union-represented Detroit automakers. But now that Motown is back in the black and handing out record […]

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It’s not difficult to understand why the UAW has never contemplated agreeing to a wage rate tied to the profitability of its employer firms: simply put, it’s been a long time since big profits were the norm among the union-represented Detroit automakers. But now that Motown is back in the black and handing out record […]

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GM Names UAW VEBA Director Girsky Vice Chairman http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/gm-names-uaw-veba-director-girsky-vice-chairman/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/gm-names-uaw-veba-director-girsky-vice-chairman/#comments Tue, 23 Feb 2010 15:12:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=346382 Automotive News [sub] reports that the one-time advisor to Rick Wagoner and GM’s director in charge of the UAW’s VEBA account’s 17.5 percent stake in the automaker has been promoted to Vice Chairman in charge of corporate strategy and business development. He will be replacing John Smith, a 59 year-old GM “lifer” (he joined the […]

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Automotive News [sub] reports that the one-time advisor to Rick Wagoner and GM’s director in charge of the UAW’s VEBA account’s 17.5 percent stake in the automaker has been promoted to Vice Chairman in charge of corporate strategy and business development. He will be replacing John Smith, a 59 year-old GM “lifer” (he joined the […]

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GM To Pay UAW VEBA Director $900k For Advice http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/gm-to-pay-uaw-veba-director-900k-for-advice/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/gm-to-pay-uaw-veba-director-900k-for-advice/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2010 23:44:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341991 A lot of what you hear about Steve Girsky sounds decidedly positive: an outspoken critic of GM, Girsky lasted less than a year as Rick Wagoner’s “roving aide-de-camp,” reportedly due to frustration with management heel-dragging. He even earned TTAC’s “lesser-of-two-evils” endorsement to be Presidential Car Czar over Steve “Chooch” Rattner. When he was appointed to […]

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A lot of what you hear about Steve Girsky sounds decidedly positive: an outspoken critic of GM, Girsky lasted less than a year as Rick Wagoner’s “roving aide-de-camp,” reportedly due to frustration with management heel-dragging. He even earned TTAC’s “lesser-of-two-evils” endorsement to be Presidential Car Czar over Steve “Chooch” Rattner. When he was appointed to […]

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Bailout Watch 374: Obama Admin Favors Multiple Car Czars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/whats-wrong-with-this-presentation-czarevitch-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/whats-wrong-with-this-presentation-czarevitch-edition/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2009 19:55:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=240581   An increasing number of media reports are indicating that instead of a single “car czar,” Obama will appoint a team to oversee the auto industry turnaround effort. Current reports indicate that Democrat fundraiser Steve Rattner will likely take the top oversight position, but his total lack of (non-political) qualifications for the job is considered […]

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  An increasing number of media reports are indicating that instead of a single “car czar,” Obama will appoint a team to oversee the auto industry turnaround effort. Current reports indicate that Democrat fundraiser Steve Rattner will likely take the top oversight position, but his total lack of (non-political) qualifications for the job is considered […]

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