• Facebook Oct 24, 2019

    Workers at Large Flint GM Plant in Michigan Approve Contract

    Workers at one of the largest General Motors factories have voted to ratify a new contract with the company, an indication that a five-week strike could be coming to an end. United Auto Workers Local 598 at a pickup truck plant in Flint, Michigan, approved the contract Wednesday. The local’s Facebook page says 60.9% voted in favor, while 39.1% were...

  • Associated Press Oct 16, 2019

    Tentative Deal Reached Between UAW and GM

    A tentative deal between General Motors and the United Auto Workers has been reached and could bring an end to a strike which began in September.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Sep 23, 2019

    GM Strike in 2nd Week: Some Progress But No End in Sight

    The strike against General Motors by 49,000 United Auto Workers entered its second week Monday with progress reported in negotiations but no clear end in sight. Bargainers met all weekend and returned to talks Monday morning as the strike entered its eighth day. Talks continued even as GM accused picketers in Tennessee of blocking traffic, placing screws and nails on...

  • Donald Trump Sep 17, 2019

    Progress Reported in Contract Talks Between GM, Union

    Faced with weakening sales, a deteriorating global economy and an unpredictable trade war, General Motors and striking auto workers appeared to be making progress Tuesday toward a four-year labor contract. The two-day walkout by 49,000 workers brought to a standstill more than 50 factories and parts warehouses in the union’s first strike against the No. 1 U.S. automaker in over...

  • Donald Trump Sep 16, 2019

    GM Walkout Brings Factories and Warehouses to a Standstill

    More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union’s first walkout against the No. 1 U.S. automaker in over a decade. Workers left factories and formed picket lines shortly after midnight in the dispute over a new four-year contract....

  • Associated Press Sep 16, 2019

    UAW Workers Say They Just Want ‘A Fair Contract'

    United Auto Workers say they just want ‘a fair contract’ as talks are expected to resume Monday morning with General Motors.

  • Donald Trump Aug 4, 2019

    Fact Check: The Democratic Debates and Trump Counterpunch

    In his typically boastful rally this past week, Donald Trump placed himself too high in the pantheon of presidents when it comes to getting his judicial picks on federal courts. He’s been having a good run on that front but he’s not where he said he is — ranking right under George Washington, no less. Much of the week was...

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2019

    Fact Check: Dems Gloss Over Econ, Migrant Complexities

    Democratic presidential contenders struck off notes on the science of global warming and the state of the economy in their Detroit debate Tuesday night. Some of the Democratic presidential contenders dug in their heels with unsupported rhetoric about immigration, the economy and more Wednesday night as they scrambled to stay in contention for the winnowed-down debates to come. Several persisted...

  • Donald Trump Jul 28, 2019

    Fact Check: 2020 Democrats and Their Grasp of the Facts

    The Democratic presidential contenders have some inconvenient truths to grapple with. It’s not easy, for example, to summon foreboding words on the economy — accurately — when the U.S. has been having its longest expansion in history. Health care for all raises questions of costs to average taxpayers that the candidates are loath to confront head on.

  • Donald Trump Jul 22, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump Team Warps Omar Words on 9/11, Al Qaida

    President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn’t make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. One of his top White House advisers, Stephen Miller, reinforced the charges Sunday, pointing to their remarks about terrorism and Trump’s handling of border policy and...

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's Repeated Falsehood on Auto Plants

    In launching his reelection campaign, President Donald Trump repeated a claim about new auto plants that he made a year-and-a-half ago. It’s still not true, and it fits a pattern of Trump falsely boasting of unexpected or unusual gains in the auto industry.

  • Associated Press Jun 19, 2019

    Trump Launches 2020 Campaign at Orlando Rally

    President Donald Trump officially announced his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday at a rally in Orlando.

  • Donald Trump Jun 16, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's Misfires on Iran, Trade and That Wall

    In President Donald Trump’s reckoning, an Iran tamed by him no longer cries “death to America,” the border wall with Mexico is proceeding apace, the estate tax has been lifted off the backs of farmers, the remains of U.S. soldiers from North Korea are coming home and China is opening its wallet to the U.S. treasury for the first time...

  • Donald Trump Jun 16, 2019

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    In President Donald Trump’s reckoning, an Iran tamed by him no longer cries “death to America,” the border wall with Mexico is proceeding apace, the estate tax has been lifted off the backs of farmers, the remains of U.S. soldiers from North Korea are coming home and China is opening its wallet to the U.S. treasury for the first time...

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2019

    FACT CHECK: Trump Overstates Benefits From Mexico Tariffs

    President Donald Trump is overstating the benefits of his threatened tariffs on automobiles and parts imported from Mexico while glossing over the likely harm to American consumers of substantially higher prices for new cars. In tweets Tuesday, Trump exaggerated how much of the auto industry had moved to Mexico and inaccurately asserted that if he imposed a tax of 25%...

  • Donald Trump Jun 11, 2019

    FACT CHECK: Trump Overstates Benefits From Mexico Tariffs

    President Donald Trump is overstating the benefits of his threatened tariffs on automobiles and parts imported from Mexico while glossing over the likely harm to American consumers of substantially higher prices for new cars. In tweets Tuesday, Trump exaggerated how much of the auto industry had moved to Mexico and inaccurately asserted that if he imposed a tax of 25%...

  • The Associated Press Jul 31, 2018

    Trump Administration Says Driving Would Be Riskier If Fuel Standards Tougher

    The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards. Transportation experts dispute the arguments, contained in a draft of the administration’s proposals prepared this summer, excerpts of which were obtained by The Associated Press. The excerpts also...

  • Donald Trump Aug 5, 2017

    Nissan Workers Reject United Auto Workers in Mississippi

    Workers at a Nissan assembly plant in Mississippi voted against forming a union late Friday, adding to decades of futility by United Auto Workers organizers at foreign-owned auto plants in the American South. Employees rejected the union with a vote of 2,244 to 1,307. UAW President Dennis Williams called the results a setback for working Americans everywhere, “but in no...

  • driver Jun 21, 2017

    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Steps Down

    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned his post late Tuesday, according to a report from the New York Times.

  • Donald Trump Mar 17, 2017

    Fact Check: Trump Twists Jobs Numbers

    President Donald Trump says his agenda is all about “jobs, jobs, jobs.” But at a rally in Nashville, and a speech earlier the same day in Detroit, Trump made several misleading claims about jobs, and the effect he has had on them since taking office.

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