The CAW President stressed that the fund alone will not be sufficient to preserve Canada's future share of auto investment and production.
I am now finally emerging from the mental fog induced by the 24-7 triennial marathon otherwise known as "CAW major auto bargaining." To close the circle, here are my thoughts in retrospect.
It seems almost pointless to even worry about labour costs when the broader policy framework that is so essential for industrial success is glaringly absent.
John Bonnar Audio Blog
At a press conference Monday morning, the CAW called on federal and provincial governments to implement new policies that would support and strengthen the Canadian auto industry.
Canadian free trade negotiators are going all-out to get a deal with the EU on a new free trade agreement. What would a Canada-EU deal mean for the auto industry?
Labour costs were not the key problem in the Detroit Three's crisis. And cuts in labour costs have not been the key reason, or even a major reason, for the subsequent improvement in their performance.
Jul 3, 2011 to Jul 4, 2011
Law Centre Room 201A - University of Alberta Campus
Corner of 111 Street and 89 Avenue, FREEEdmonton , AB
Canada53° 31' 29.2764" N, 113° 31' 4.0548" W
Edmonton book launch with co-author Yves Engler.
GM bankruptcy restructuring puts risk on to workers and has no vision for a green transportation system.
Is it possible that the GM bail-out is a case of real-life experience that has gone so far off the rails that it's actually nudging us toward an entirely new paradigm?
I smell a rat. Steven Rattner, Barack Obama's 'Car Czar,' essentially ordered GM into bankruptcy yesterday morning.